Maryland Accident Lawyers: Busy Maryland Highway Set For Major Safety ImprovementsJanuary 20, 2016
State and local officials have announced plans to spend $152 million to fund needed improvements to a dangerous stretch of Maryland Route 32 that connects Carroll County and Howard County. The announcement comes after nearly a decade of requests by those who contend that a portion of the road is both a traffic and safety nightmare. There have been at least 76 car accidents reported in the area over the past few years, with 31 resulting in 40 injuries.
The project will be completed in three phases and will cover more than 20 miles of the highway between Maryland Route 108 in Howard County and Maryland Route 26 in Carroll County. The first phase, expected to begin this summer, will focus on expanding the stretch between Route 108 and Linden Church Road from two-lanes to four lanes. Traffic in that area is projected to nearly double over the next 20 years. Phases II and III will also include the addition of lanes to portions of Route 32. Other improvements include plans to replace a structurally deficient bridge on Tridelphia Road over the highway as well as plans to improve an intersection near the Sykesville armory.
The improvements will undoubtedly alleviate some of the congestion that currently plagues portions of Route 32, benefiting local residents and long-distance commuters alike by cutting travel times and reducing traffic jams. More importantly though, the measure will likely have a significant impact on driver safety. Areas of dense traffic typically have higher numbers of motor vehicle accidents, especially rear-end collisions. While many of these accidents involve only minor property damage, others may result in serious injuries, including whiplash, herniated disks and other spinal cord injuries.
Reducing highway congestion may also help to cut down on certain dangerous driving behaviors such as aggressive driving and road rage. Distracted driving is another common problem that can happen when a driver stuck in traffic decides to catch up on his or her email or text messages or engages in other behaviors that take their eyes off the road. Distracted drivers put themselves and others at risk of being involved in a serious or even fatal wreck.
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