From Harford County Council District C Councilman “Capt’n” Jim McMahan:
In response to the many emails I received about the back up at Singer Road on Rt. 24, SHA informs me that adjustments to the traffic signal should have relieved the backup problem. The first two days of the new traffic patterns at I-95/24 and 924 were testy but I think things are working better. Keep me informed.
*Oct 12: Roast Beef Dinner, Bel Air United Methodist Church Linwood Ave Bel Air. $10 adults. To benefit the Lightner Library, serving from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are welcome.
*Oct 15: OPEN HOUSE, Bel Air Vol Fire Company. Main Station on Hickory Ave. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Oct 21: Town of Bel Air Film Festival Returns. Opening Night features “Rebirth” by Jim Whitaker. Tickets are $5 and entitle you to one soda and popcorn. You can bring your own snacks as well. Advance sale tickets on sale at the Armory on Main Street in Bel Air. Coming weeks will feature “Cafeteria Man” “Buck” and “Becoming Santa”. For more information you may call 410-838-0584 and ask for Jeanne.
*Oct. 23: “A Taste of Excellence*” to benefit the Harford Friends School. At the Maryland Golf and Country Club. 1:45 to 4:30 p.m. Honorary Host will be WBAL TV’s Sarah Caldwell. For more information call 410-452-5507 or visit www.harfordfriends.org
*Oct 28: Ruritan’s Longaberger basket and Vera Bradley bingo. Level Fire Hall and doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information call 410-688-2073.
*Oct. 29: Prescription Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. turn in your unused prescriptions on the parking lot at 220 S Main Street (County Office Building Parking Lot) Please don’t flush them into the sewer system. Turn them in. No questions asked.
*NOV 10 11 12 CELEBRATE HARFORD’S VETERANS*
*NOV 10 – Wine and cheese 5 to 8 PM at the Armory*
*NOV 11 CELEBRATION* at the Reckord Armory on Main Street Bel Air. Parade and Program Nov 11 at 10:00 a.m. Luncheon at Noon for 200. Reservations required. $18 each (Call the Harford County Historical Soc. Mary Anna). Re-dedication
of the Armory at 2 p.m.
*NOV 12 – Veterans Day at the Liriodendron* – Army equipment – Rock Wall for the kids – Color Guard and program at 10:20 AM Helicopter (weather permitting) Native American artifacts with docents to explain local Indian lore. Moving ceremony with the Bel Air Community Chorus, Sons of the American Revolution Musketeers and TAPS . Free Admission. Grounds open at 9:30 AM parking on the West Broadway lot with Shuttle bus service to the Mansion.
*MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR “CHRISTMAS AT THE LIRIODENDRON” There is room for four more crafters @ $30 per table. Call 410.879.4424 December 16, 17, and 18. Model trains, tree display, greens and more.
Have you donated to the Bronze Bobcat Fund Yet? The sculpture will be located at the entrance to the new athletic fields and be dedicated in honor of Coach Al Cesky. A family with ties to BAHS has offered to match anyone’s contributions dollar for dollar!! For more information, go to www.BelAirBobcatSculpture.com
WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! Stronger enforcement of the old litter law has made our highways clear of those unsightly yard signs. The State, County and Towns have done a great job in education and enforcement. Those that continue to violate the litter law may be fined $25 per sign collected by officials.
As I commented on the last post, yes it got better after a couple days.
People driving through the interchange have not gotten better, however.
Every day I see people in the wrong lanes going in the wrong direction because they are just NOT READING the signs. People need to wake up and pay attention while they are driving. The center lane on 924/Tollgate exit DOES NOT go straight onto 24 North anymore geniuses, because TWO lanes turn right now.
And again this morning, trying to merge across traffic going to I95 South, people going too fast, not using their turn signals, have the audacity to honk at me because I’m trying to merge to the left to go to I95 North. That was a terrible design decision.
Kim Hampshire Holsapple says
I agree the whole “new” intersection at 24 and 924 and Tollgate is horrible. I got rear-ended back in June under the new bridge because of the crappy design. I have had police officers who are friends tell me that everyday there is something going on there. I am fortunate that I do not have to travel that area every day so I come in the back way. I left Target and headed to 95 last week and I hate the new traffic with the “highway” open. I tried it at Saturday around 5 p.m. and will not be traveling that way. It is a death trap waiting to happen. Good job SHA!!!!