Six brick traffic calming humps will be added on two streets on the east side of Loch Raven Village this summer, according to County Councilman David Marks, who represents the 5th District.
The traffic calming measures, which will cost about $35,000, will be spaced 550 feet apart on the streets off Loch Raven Boulevard. Two will be placed on Glen Keith Boulevard with the other four on Edgewood Road, according to Karen Williams, who led the neighborhood efforts to have the project approved.
"It was a lot of work," Williams said.
Tired of speeding traffic and car crashes near her home, she made a request to the Department of Public Works for a traffic study and organized her campaign on the neighborhood Facebook page.
When the DPW study found sufficient traffic for the traffic calming measures, she began the required petition from neighbors who would be affected by the project.
Of 158 homeowners, 119 signed the petition, Williams said. Many of them live on Edgewood, she added. As she collected signatures, her neighbors told her of their own experiences with speeding cars and damage to their vehicles.
"They're really looking forward to it," Williams said.
"I'm glad we were able to garner the support for measures that will slow down traffic and improve public safety," Marks said.