February 16, 1994
The crossing of Maryland Routes 2, 408 and 422 in the bayside, southern Anne Arundel County community of Lothian has long been a troublesome intersection for local drivers. Ruled only by a flashing red light and a large stop sign for east-west traffic and a flashing yellow for the north-south flow, this crossroads has been the scene of more than a few accidents caused by drivers who plowed through without heeding the signals.The State Highway Administration announced late last month that it wants to remedy the situation by replacing the four-way intersection with a traffic circle, or "roundabout," at a cost of about $175,000.
October 11, 1993
The State Highway Administration will convert the temporary roundabout at the intersection of Routes 94 and 144 in Lisbon, south of the Carroll-Howard line, to a permanent roundabout.The roundabout, Maryland's first, was installed on a test basis in April.A roundabout at an intersection forces traffic to circulate one way round a central island with circulating traffic having the right-of-way.Single-lane closures may occur during construction for nonpeak traffic hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flaggers, message signs, cones and barrels will direct motorists through the construction site.
May 24, 1994
What has the Lisbon roundabout wrought? Look no further than the drawing boards of State Highway Administration officials who envision several more traffic circles in Maryland. Among the vexing intersections that the SHA plans to solve with roundabouts are Maryland Routes 2, 408 and 422 in Lothian (Anne Arundel County), Routes 140 and 832 in Taneytown (Carroll), and Routes 63, 58 and 494 in Cearfoss (Washington).The crossroad added most recently to the list is one that has bedeviled drivers and traffic engineers for decades -- the confluence of York, Joppa and Dulaney Valley roads and Allegheny Avenue in Towson, Baltimore County's seat.
November 13, 1997
The Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department has reconstructed its ambulance -- badly damaged in a wreck last year -- adding avariety of new features, as well as improved handling."
January 12, 1995
Esmeralda, a very colorful Chinese papier-mache dragon, returned to her home in the media center at Lisbon Elementary School last month, reports Principal Lou Chillemi. Lisbon parent Karen Dutton spent countless hours adding layers of papier-mache, repainting and sealing Esmeralda, a five-toed dragon. In Chinese folklore, a five-toed dragon is the emperor's and always does good deeds. Lisbon students love Esmeralda and find her a favorite place to curl up and read, according to Mr. Chillemi.
December 15, 1992
POLICE* Lisbon710 Lisbon Center Drive: Cash was taken from US Cleaners Saturday morning after someone pried a door open. An older model Pontiac left the scene at high speed.701 Lisbon Center Drive: Cash was taken from Bill's Poultry & Seafood after someone pried open a door Saturday morning.