New Traffic Signal Coming to S. Hanover Street and W. Henrietta Street

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Councilman Eric Costello announced this week that a new traffic signal will be coming to the intersection of S. Hanover St. and W. Henrietta St. The intersection sits at the cross-section of neighborhoods Otterbein, Sharp-Leadenhall, and Federal Hill. It is adjacent to Firestone Complete Auto Care’s busy parking lot.

The new traffic signal is expected to be completed by Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) by this November. The design is slated to be completed by the end of April.

On Facebook, Councilman Costello said: “This intersection has been plagued by vehicular accidents over the years and after failed attempts at traffic calming, I remain convinced that the only viable solution is installation of a traffic signal.”

Councilman Costello said he received extensive feedback from residents of the three neighborhoods.

In a letter to DOT Director Michelle Pourciau, Councilman Costello said: “Specifically there have been dozens of vehicular accidents that have occurred at this intersection over the past four years. This is caused by a variety of issues, including but not limited to: 1) speed of vehicular traffic on S Hanover St; 2) traffic signal timing and proximity of intersection of W Hamburg St and S Hanover St as well as W Montgomery St and S Hanover St; 3) W Henrietta St access to W Conway St, I-395, and I-95; 4) an auto report facility at the SE corner of the intersection with a challenging parking/loading situation; and 5) consistent illegal parking in “daylight” areas in close proximity to the intersection.”

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