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Traffic Engineering, Speed Study Underway at Dulaney Valley Road

The results are expected in two weeks.

Traffic calming changes, such as enhanced signage, could be implemented along Dulaney Valley Road, depending on the results of a speed study currently under review by the State Highway Administration.

The administration has already replaced reflective markers along the corridor, as well as repaired a damaged guard rail at Dulaney Valley and Fox Chapel roads.

who live along the winding stretch of roadway, Patch reported last week.

“One of the things that struck me is the high rate of speed up and down the road there,” said David Peake, SHA district 4 engineer.

Peake met with Del. Susan Aumann on Nov. 2 for a walking tour of the roadway.

“I wouldn’t necessarily categorize it as a dangerous roadway," Peake said. “I think that the drivers have a personal responsibility in traversing our roadways.

“One of the things that we focus on is engineering—we look at the roadway, the striping, and we look at possible improvements there,” he continued. “Education is important … and enforcement, too, which is done by police.”

Police have already begun increasing patrols along the Dulaney Valley Road corridor.

Results of the roadway study are expected in two weeks, Peake said.

SHA does not plan to reduce the speed limit in the area. That decision is made by the County Council, with whom SHA will share the results of the study. 

The study will include:

  • Review of crash history and types of crashes
  • Review of the road environment (features, conditions)  
  • Review of all traffic control devices 
  • Review of any traffic barriers 
  • Observation and measurement of traffic speeds 

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