Western Baltimore Co. nets millions for traffic, streetscape improvements

State and local officials in Baltimore County have announced that about $2.76 million is being allocated for traffic safety and community enhancement projects in the western part of the county.

House of Delegates Speaker Pro Tem Delegate Adrienne Jones and State Transportation Secretary James T. Smith said Liberty Road in Randallstown will receive $762,000 for roadway and streetscape improvement; and Main Street in Reisterstown will receive $2 million for efforts aimed at improving motorist, bicyclist and pedestrian safety, and continuing revitalization in the area, according to a news release.

"These transportation enhancements and upgrades will make the corridors along Liberty Road in Randallstown and Main Street in Reisterstown safer for drivers and pedestrians, and will enhance the beauty and charm in these thriving communities," Jones said in the statement.

The Liberty Road project includes resurfacing of the roadway between Liberty Ridge Court and the Carroll County line, construction of sidewalks in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, replacement overhead lights at different locations and efforts to improve traffic operations at the Lord Baltimore Drive intersection.

Reisterstown's Main Street will receive resurfacing, pavement markings, pedestrian lighting, a new sign for Historic Reisterstown and enhancements to sidewalks and curbs.

Both projects are slated for completion in the fall.

"Continued work on our streetscape project by the State Highway Administration is very important as we want Main Street to be a destination and not a drive through road," said Glenn Barnes, president of the Reisterstown Improvement Association, in the release.

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