Howard County Public Works

Open Issues: 55 Closed Issues: 979 Acknowledged Issues: 134

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  • 4-6 Ilchester Road Ellicott City, Maryland - US Congressional District MD3

    The shoulder here is very popular for cycling accessing and exiting the grist mill trail. In one spot, the shoulder gets very narrow. The side of the road bed is also starting to wash away causing a slope, which results in even less of the shoulder being usable. The photo doesn't really show the issue well, but gives the location.

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  • 6489-6545 Montgomery Rd Elkridge, MD 21075, USA - US Congressional District MD3

    On the right side of Montgomery just West of Landing Rd, there is a manhole cover without a cover. It is just to the right of the white line and poses an issue to cyclists and runners.

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  • 6755 Dorsey Rd Elkridge, Maryland - US Congressional District MD3

    On Meadowridge Rd. Near I-95 overpass, there is a huge pile of discarded automobile tires. The pile continues to grow. Environmental issue.

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  • 9421 Frederick Rd. Ellicott City, Maryland - Ellicott City

    I witnessed a scary situation last night. I was driving east on Frederick Rd. past the Miller Library when I saw a cyclist attempting to cross the road via the crosswalk (walking the bike). The cyclist was already in the middle of the road. I slowed down to allow the cyclist to cross over. In my rear view mirror, I could see a car approaching from behind, and it looked as though the car was going to attempt to pass me on the right as I waited for the cyclist to cross. I hit my horn to warn the cyclist and the car. I must've scared the cyclist to death, but I was watching the car. The car did finally stop, but I did not think it would.

    I don't know whether a traffic calming choke point or no passing sign would be helpful in this area. A friend of mine also had her vehicle totaled after being rear-ended at the crosswalk after stopping to allow a pedestrian to cross.

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  • 12268 Clarksville Pike Clarksville, MD 21029, USA - Columbia

    The west bound exit ramp from Rt32 to 108 leads to a "no right turn on red" which backs up traffic on the ramp. This traffic control is no longer needed as the fire station has been relocated many years ago. There is ample site distance and no other negative impact to cross traffic or pedestrians.

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  • Cedar Lane And Guilford Rd Intersection Columbia, MD - Columbia

    Difficult crossing from Guilford Rd Westbound to Cedar Lane Southbound. Left hand turn across 4 lanes of high speed traffic. This is a popular interesction for bicycle commuters heading to JHU/APL, Clarkseville, and River Hill. Alternate crossing at traffic light via old bridge shown in attached image.

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  • 3423-3447 Centennial Lane Ellicott City, Maryland - Ellicott City

    On Centennial Lane, northbound, just south of the intersection with Frederick Road (near route 40), the right lane (next to the new Walgreen's construction site) has always been extremely bumpy, with very rough asphalt and bumps (even before the construction) as you approach the traffic signal at Centennial and Frederick Roads. Please smooth/repave this area. Thank you very much.

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  • New Traffic Circle? Acknowledged
    6433-6437 Montgomery Rd Elkridge, Maryland - Elkridge

    Would the county please consider a traffic study for a possible traffic circle at the intersection of Montgomery Rd, Marshalee Dr, and Deborah Jean Dr? Traffic at this intersection is getting heavy and can be dangerous at times. Additionally, motorists turning left onto Montgomery Rd sometimes don't yield to motorists going straight from Deborah Jean Dr to Montgomery Rd. It's a confusing intersection and the problem is compounded by motorists who speed through this intersection. I propose that a traffic circle at this intersection would greatly increase motorist safety due to reducing speed and providing clear direction to vehicles entering the intersection.

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  • Sanner Rd Columbia, MD - US Congressional District MD3

    Bicycle commuters heading downhill, northbound Sanner Rd are exposed to gravel from eroding shoulder that could cause a high speed crash. Road surface also eroding at white line markings. Has been broom-swept by the APL Cycling Club, but continues to return.

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  • Sidewalk Concern Acknowledged
    9693-9697 Old Annapolis Road Ellicott City, MD 21042, USA - Ellicott City

    This portion has now been closed for over a month by the contractor who has been allowed to clear cut the formerly beautiful property known as squirrel hill farm. Damage done to the environment but when will the sidewalk return?

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  • Pothole Archived
    14250-14298 Howard Rd 5, Clarksville, MD 21737, USA - Howard County

    Foot in diameter circular sink hole very dangerous position for bicycles

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  • 10800-10898 Johns Hopkins Rd Laurel, MD 20723, USA - North Laurel

    Near Miss: Cyclist exiting circle and in left hand turn lane at Old Columbia Rd. Car on Hammond Pkwy turning left onto JH road fails to yield to cyclist travelling east and cars travelling west. Aggressive driver nearly collides with cars and cyclist.

    Accident: Car rapidly crosses from far right lane to far left lane and rapidly stops to make left onto Old Columbia Rd. Aggressive, high speed car fails to yield to cyclist, overtakes cyclist and rapidly stops in front of cyclist to turn left. Cyclist in left turn lane is unable to stop quickly enough and collides with car. Cyclist suffers broken collar bone.

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