‘Traffic calming’ project may create delays in Howard Co.

WASHINGTON — Residents in Howard County, Maryland, may see calmer traffic between 8560 Main St. and 8611 Main St. in Ellicott City’s west end, after officials begin a traffic-calming project Monday.

Traffic calming involves re-striping roads and installing white reflective posts the create bump outs in the roadway.

Howard County Director of Public Works Jim Irvin said the posts are about 2 feet tall and show exactly where the changed alignment begins and ends.

The posts will be installed at the end of the month.

Irvin said the goal is “getting drivers to slow down at a particular street and to respect the character and the situation on the roadway.”

He said this section of road was selected in part because of a recent traffic death in the area.

Brief traffic delays on Monday can be expected between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For more information about delays and closures in the area, visit the WTOP Traffic Page

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