Earleigh Heights Road gets new traffic light

October 29, 1998

Earleigh Heights Road in Severna Park is undergoing a face lift that Anne Arundel County engineers say they hope will improve traffic safety.

A new traffic light at the intersection of the newly aligned Earleigh Heights Road West with Kinder and Jumpers Hole roads goes into operation at 9 a.m. today.

Barricades will block off Earleigh Heights at intersections with Jumpers Hole and Truck House roads. That section of the road will be open to local traffic only.

A contractor for the Department of Public Works began work last spring on the new alignment of Earleigh Heights Road West, connecting it to Jumpers Hole Road at Kinder Road. That new intersection is about 400 feet north of the old intersection of Earleigh Heights and Jumpers Hole roads.

Engineers hope the changes will decrease heavy traffic in a residential area and divert it to a road that won't have the sharp turns and steep grades that interfere with sightlines on Earleigh Heights.

Information: county field office, 410-518-6631 or Web site www.earljump.com.

Pub Date: 10/29/98

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