Department of Transportation Celebrates the Lighting of New Traffic Signal in Barclay
Friday Feb 8th, 2019
Signal at Calvert and 23rd Streets will provide additional traffic safety measures for citizens in this community
Baltimore, MD (February 07, 2019) – Today, Baltimore City Department of Transportation Director Michelle Pourciau was joined by City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Councilman Robert Stokes, Sr., community stakeholders and area residents to celebrate the installation of a new traffic signal in the Barclay neighborhood. The new signal at the intersection of Calvert and 23rd Streets provides additional traffic safety measures for citizens in this community.
“This new signal is very important to the residents of Barclay, as this intersection is heavily trafficked by motorists, pedestrians and cyclists,” said Councilman Stokes. “I thank the citizens who have proactively worked with me and the Department of Transportation to improve traffic safety for everyone that travels in this community.”
The intersection of Calvert and 23rd Streets often proved challenging for safe vehicular and pedestrian crossings, especially during busy peak hour travel times. Community residents worked closely with Councilman Stokes and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to advocate for the installation of traffic calming measures that decrease vehicular speeds and allow for safer turns and crossings. DOT conducted a detailed traffic study and determined that a traffic signal was the best solution to improve safety at this intersection.
“Traffic safety at Calvert and 23rd Streets has been a concern for citizens in this community, and we have taken the right steps by installing this new signal to allow for safer vehicular turns and pedestrian crossings,” said Director Pourciau. “This signal is truly the result of citizens coming together and working with the city for improved traffic safety in this neighborhood.”
The Department of Transportation designed and constructed the new signal at a cost of about $80,000. The traffic signal was officially activated during this evening’s event and is now in full operation.