Fixed rate on I-83 in Baltimore more than doubled on other highways, study findings. How can it be set?

The Falls Falls Expressway / Interstate 83 crash rate in Baltimore is more than two of Maryland's major commercial routes – and short-term solutions can cost up to $ 4 million, according to a recent study .

Almost 38 crash per mile on the elevated roadway, rising every year between 2010 and 2014, compared with around 16 per thousand a year on other major routes in Maryland, according to a city's $ 65,000 study commissioned.

"The corridor alignment is identified by many horizontally and vertical embryos, some of which are referred to an accelerated speed below the speed limit expected by drivers in an interchange," said McCormick Taylor, I-83 Corridor Safety Study. Philadelphia-based civil engineering consultancy firm.

High-friction surface treatments, enhanced signage, solid lanes to stimulate lane changes and pavement temperature sensors can be used as short-term solutions for daily prosecutions on the city's highway, according to the study, completed in December.

Long-term recommendations included automated speed implementation, variable speed limits, dynamic message signs, signal upgrade along the entire corridor and circuit television cameras for better monitoring.

One major issue did the consultants come to study in the areas of high accident? If the JFX has not provided a thousand mile markers, so the police and the City Traffic Management Center are leaving reporting uninhabited crash sites, such as closer exit or Sign Pepsi in Hampden.

Half-south point markers stop Howard Street bypass, which says the study.

The cost of posting a thousand-point signals could cost $ 104,300, as a key idea to make a tougher estimate of the worst northern areas of the highway, said the study.

There were not many cracks between the two north and directions south.

More than 40 per cent of the reasons for vehicles were alone and more than 40 percent of the total amount, with almost 20 per cent, according to the study.

The highest percentage of accidents came in one hour of the day, 7.5 percent, within 2 hours, the study said, and most people took place during the morning and evening afternoon competition.

The crashes did not agree directly to the amount of traffic, the study said, "suggesting that there are high level conditions [congestion] It is not a clear indicator of bad weather. "

Officials of the Department of Transportation, Baltimore, said in 2017 that the behavior flowing on the curved road, without being slick, was the high level of accidents.

The consultees agreed that high speed was an issue and could help them with better symptoms. The asphalt is generally a good condition, and many parts appear to have been resurfaced recently, they said, and some of the concrete needs to be minorized, "especially by the sections."

But improve their top recommendation – high friction surface treatments – road condition.

Nearly 42 percent of the causes of wet pavement or snow occurred, the study said.

The study said more than half of the reasons at the Penn station, near the exit of Guilford Avenue, in wet terms, were 55 percent.

This quarry was one of four McCormick Taylor and the Department of Transportation of the city as candidates for high-friction surface treatment, a series of sheltered paths that support drivers to keep better control of wet and dry conditions.

The southern quays of Cold Spring Lane, adjacent to the 41st Street (the Pepsi signal) and north of Falls Road were the other people who could get the treatments, and the estimated cost of € 1.96 million, according to the study.

Marking contrasting paper, which would compromise lane lines and other marks against lightweight concrete, would cost $ 1.4 million.

The report did not list the estimated costs for long-term improvements.

The transport department "is committed to ensuring the safety and mobility of all drivers traveling on I-83," said the German Vigil spokesperson in a statement.

"This study helps identify ways to improve safety measures, improve transit service, improve traffic, and protect the surrounding streets from traffic impact," he said. "The results of the study will be used in short-term and long-term solutions for vehicle issues within the study area."

The word "transit" does not appear anywhere in the study, and Vigil has not responded to a question on how it improves.

Melissa Schober, who takes I-83, was not surprised to drive her daughter in the school in Medfield from her home in Harwood.

"For anyone who is surprised they have declared a lot of our prosecution: Congratulations, your powers are breathtaking," she said. "I would like it to be different. I think it has been a low, highwayway."

City Council, Ryan Dorsey, said no other measures were taken, such as a reduction in the number of lanes on the JFX or all the highway set, "on the board.

"However, anyone feels like deciding to do something like that, there is no doubt that this is an option and that it improves safety," he said. "These are the kind of ideas of thinking and a big picture that we can not want to ask wholesale when we deal with a climate disaster."

cmcampbell@baltsun.com

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