County OKs speed bumps in Carroll Highlands

November 14, 1997

At the request of residents, the County Commissioners have agreed to install four "traffic-calming devices" -- speed bumps -- along Carroll Highlands Road, a street that runs north of Liberty Road and ends in a court.

"Carroll Highlands is posted no-thru and 25 mph," said J. Michael Evans, county director of public works.

"We have had a lot of requests about traffic devices. The citizens' request is justified."

The Department of Public Works estimates the cost at $12,000, including materials and labor. Crews will mark the bumps with bright paint and install signs denoting the locations.

The Public Works Department is getting many such requests, particularly from South Carroll residents, Evans said. He

suggested a line item in the budget for traffic calming devices or a cost-sharing program with residents.

"We already have one neighborhood willing to pay a portion of the cost to have bumps near the tot lot," said Evans.

Evans and several of his staff will attend a traffic seminar next week in Annapolis, hoping to find alternatives for slowing traffic.

Pub Date: 11/14/97

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