Calvert County to Implement a Traffic Calming Program

As reported by Southern Maryland Newspapers Online, Calvert County plans to move forward with a traffic calming program that would allow citizens to request traffic calming measures in their neighborhoods.

Rai Sharma, director of public works, said at the March 24 Calvert County Board of County Commissioners meeting that he receives complains about motorists speeding, so he created a proposal for a citizen-driven program where the community can request the county provide help to make roads and neighborhoods safer.

Any traffic calming measure would have to be agreed upon by 75 percent of the residents in the study area, Sharma said.

Funds are not being requested at this time, but may be as the program grows. Homeowners’ Associations will be asked to take on part of the costs.