While we wait for the construction of additional lanes on U.S. 15 through the city of Frederick from Interstate 70 to Md. 26, reduced speeds might contribute to safer transit.

On ramps are much too short.

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If the legislation will allow, I would set speed cameras on 15 and use the money to build safety barriers and other safety measures. If that were my job, that is.




good idea.


Mr. Young,

This is one of the most "practical recommendation" letters printed lately. That stretch of highway is outright dangerous and a prime example of where the forces of growth have outpaced infrastructure improvements.

I am a senior driver. You know, the one that sometimes has to turn down the radio to see better.. I drove that stretch of the highway Tuesday for the first time in years during morning rush hour. It was nerve racking. Cars wheeling full speed to enter the highway or dash across the highway. And I was driving against the flow. I was headed North

Growing up along 15 north I was always convinced the government did not want to improve that road. Too many major, sensitive, installations in the nearby mountains. But this is not 1950 Traveling 55 miles an hour vs 70 only adds a couple minutes to a commute from Thurmont to Frederick. This stretch of highway ought to be declared a heavily enforced work zone (double fines) until it is made safe by improvements.

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