Thursday, December 20, 2012

Did Kamenetz Forget to Finish Lyons Mill Road?

I'm sticking to the commute problem theme today.  There have been a lot of changes to Lyons Mill Road in Owings Mills over the past year or so.  Unfortunately, however, it seems if Baltimore County has chosen to not complete the project at the peril of community.

Portions of the road from the intersection Marriottsville Road to Owings Mills Boulevard were widened so that you can go 100 mph.  Actually, the speed limit is 30 mph, but the road width is wide enough for five lanes.  Why would you build a two lane road that is wide enough for five lanes of traffic?  It is better than a written invitation to go as fast as you want.  Or to pass on the shoulder (it happens ALL the time).

Additionally, the road was never properly striped.  There are temporary single dashes through the "improved" section of the road rather than the double yellow stripes that you would expect.  People are stupid. Without the double yellow, la idiotas are going to pass people.  I actually got passed on the shoulder by one of the Baltimore Ravens.  The tricked-out Land Rover LR4 had Michigan plates and was headed to the Castle, but to the best of my knowledge, none of the Ravens are from Michigan.

So, County Executive Kamentz, I invite you to come see this road.  I request that you finish striping it.  Thank you.  That is all.

1 comment:

Tom Sordillo said...

Prescott Burgess is from Michigan...I think he was released last year but may be back with all the injuries

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