The worst traffic spots

October 27, 2002|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

The worst traffic in the county can be found along the development envelope, on Route 24 and U.S. 40, said Jeff Stratmeyer, chief engineer for the county.

State transportation authorities are considering improvements to the Route 24 and Interstate 95 interchange, as well as the Route 22 and I-95 interchange, site of Ripken Stadium, he said.

U.S. 1, which runs roughly east and west parallel and to the north of I-95, is considered a prime line of trouble spots. One of the worst places for gridlock is the intersection of U.S. 1 and Route 24, said Carol Deibel, director of planning and community development for Bel Air, the county seat.

A shopping mall is on every corner, and it is only a few blocks from the new Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Heavy traffic can also be found on Main and Bond streets, the two major roads through town, she said.

Route 924 from south of Bel Air to I-95 is also the site of serious delays at almost every intersection, Deibel said.

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