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Funkstown officials discuss traffic safety on bridge

September 12, 2011

Funkstown officials asked Washington County Commissioner Jeff Cline to see what he could do about safety and traffic concerns regarding the one-lane bridge into town on East Oak Ridge Drive.

During Monday night’s council meeting at Town Hall, Councilman Robert “Bobby” Rodgers Jr. said he cringes whenever he drives down that hill toward town because he’s concerned someone will rear-end his vehicle. The area seems to be the site of frequent fender-benders and accidents, he said.

Coming down the hill, the road curves shortly before the one-lane bridge, which left room for a couple vehicles to be sitting there waiting their turn to cross.

A yield sign was moved further up the hill and is at the curve in the road, along with a mark on the roadway to catch drivers’ eyes.

Councilman Kim Ramer said he doesn’t obey that yield sign. The sign is so far back from the bridge that drivers race to cross the bridge and if drivers coming down the hill do stop at the yield sign, traffic gets backed up, he said.

Cline, who occasionally attends town meetings, said he would talk to the county’s director of public works about the issue.
— Julie E. Greene

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