Monday, July 14, 2008

Curbing The Curve

Curvy streets were once thought to be part of Columbia's charm. But the Examiner says county officials are looking into options to fix one curve on Harper's Farm Road near Twin Rivers that has seen its share of one-car accidents and damaged light poles.

The problem isn’t really the distance of the light poles from the road, but rather speed, Diane Schwarzman, chief of the Howard County’s Traffic Engineering Division, told the newspaper.

County officials are exploring two options for the road, estimated to cost between $150,000 and $275,0000: modifying the cross slope on the curve by building up the road so it’s higher, or making the curve longer, she said.

“It’s just the way the road’s aligned,” said Caryn Lasser, assistant to Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty, D-District 4.

1 comment:

Chris Bachmann said...

I've hydroplaned on that curve when I was a teen. It's about time it was fixed.