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New Forge Extension to Link Perry Hall, White Marsh

The road extension cost Baltimore County just under $1 million.

The New Forge Road extension, between Perry Hall and White Marsh, is expected to open by Wednesday, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works announced.

The extension connects New Forge Road to Allender Road and links Pulaski Highway and Philadelphia Road, forming a "continuous route to Honeygo Boulevard in Perry Hall," according to the release.

New Forge Road and Allender Road now meet in a "T" intersection and the county has installed a stop sign. New sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and water and sanitary sewer extensions were installed as well.

The extension measures at about 800 feet long and 50 feet wide. Construction on the project began in May and cost the county just under $1 million, the release stated.

Do you plan to use the road extension? Tell us in the comments.

Not Renee October 03, 2012 at 11:35 AM
"Negative Renee" is back. Always complaining, always critical. Blah, blah, blah.
Terry October 03, 2012 at 01:13 PM
@Bill-I requested the study on 8/1 and Andrew Roseman Hanauer with MSHA responded to my request on 9/26 saying "On site observations revealed that left and right turning vehicles on New Forge Road were able to find a gap and enter the traffic stream along MD 7 with minimal difficulty. Vehicles that crossed the intersection from the side streets were also able to cross with minimal difficulty.Site observations revealed that highly reflective, fluorescent yellow, New Forge Road intersection warning signs are placed in advance of New Forge Road along both directions of MD 7. These signs alert motorists of the intersection ahead and the possibility of vehicles entering and exiting this intersection. Also, lighting is in place in the southeast corner of the intersection and was found to be working and functioning properly at night. Stop signs are installed along both approaches of New Forge Road for the side street traffic.Thank you again for your interest in this matter. We will continue to monitor safety and operations at this intersection.To help make motorists feel more comfortable entering the intersection, pavement marking extension lines were installed across the New Forge Road approaches. These pavement markings provide positive guidance by allowing side street traffic to pull up a little closer to the edge of the road to gain better sight distance for completing a turning maneuver.
Homer October 03, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Maybe the people on New Forge cab get a premament speed trap (radar) like they have on Joppa at rte. 7
Honeygo Hal October 03, 2012 at 06:14 PM
If this is now a direct route from Honeygo Blvd. to Pulaski Hwy it may get more traffic as folks learn about it. Give it some time and ask for another study.
John Doby October 03, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Less accidents will occur at New Forge than Allender. The view from NF is much better than Allender.

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