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What Streets Would You Fix in Havre de Grace?

Havre de Grace Patch asks readers the Question of the Day

At its , the Havre de Grace City Council will introduce two potential projects that would alter traffic patterns in town.

The council is likely to suggest, via a proclamation tonight, that Bayview Drive be closed at MD Route 155. The six members seemed unanimous after  that the road would be closed at the intersection, rather than keeping it open in one direction. Poor visibility is a major factor for the change, which is being coupled with lane changes being made to Route 155 by the state.

City Council will also discuss changes to the traffic pattern in the 800 block of Erie Street, which has been closed to all but local traffic while Hatem Bridge has been under construction. Erie Street, prior to its closure, had long been utilized as a short-cut to access eastbound Route 40.

There are plenty of other spots in Havre de Grace where roads converge with physical obstacles, unique traditions and safety concerns.

We want to hear from you.

Shelley Sampson DeFries July 20, 2011 at 01:00 PM
Weber Street Extended needs to be paved. It's been years since it was paved and the pot holes are enormous.
Rolando July 20, 2011 at 01:25 PM
The city needs to change the traffic pattern in the Havre de Hills community. Lewis Lane should be one way in the northbound direction (in the Havre de Hills community only) and Lori Lane should be one way in the southbound direction.
Bill Lawson July 20, 2011 at 03:44 PM
If we link from the South end of Bayview Estates to RT40, the traffic will be greatly reduced on Lewis.
Brent July 21, 2011 at 08:22 PM
I know it seems like a great idea, but with pull in parking on either side of Lori lane, diverting traffic through that street, even only one way, is probably setting up for trouble. Those stupid bump-outs really ought to go, and traffic through there really needs to be addressed in some way. I do agree with Bill, if there was another access to Rt 40 from the northern parts of town, traffic through there would be alleviated, if not disappear all together.
Rolando July 30, 2011 at 07:20 PM
Maybe creating another access to 40 through Bayview would reduce traffic on Lewis, but I doubt another crossing of the railroad is going to be cheap, easy or even wanted by CSX. Besides, if the residents of Bayview are anything like the residents of Cedar Lane in Bel Air, then creating another access through their community would not be a slam dunk either. Controlling the flow of traffic by restricting the direction traffic flows might be a headache initially, but would definately be a benefit until a longer term solution is made.

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