Public Hearing Set: New Ordinance Proposes Making One-Way Traffic On Erie Street Permanent
HAVRE DE GRACE - The City of Havre de Grace has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, August 14, to discuss proposed changes to the traffic pattern on the 800 block of Erie Street.
Ordinance No. 1115, the focus of the meeting, would permanently make the 800 block of Erie Street a one-way, directing traffic eastbound from U.S. Route 40 to Juniata Street.
The proposed change comes after a series of decisions spanning over 15 years. In 2008, a section of Erie Street underwent a closure for a preservation project, though it remained open for local commuters.
In 2011, the westernmost segment of the street was made into a one-way, only for this to be reverted in 2016 to combat external traffic congestion and safety issues.
Residents along Erie Street have continually voiced safety concerns, citing an uptick in both car and truck traffic. This was particularly alarming given the street's designation as off-limits to trucks.
Responding to the community's concerns, a 2023 emergency executive order temporarily shifted the 800 block of Erie Street back to a one-way route. The new ordinance would cement this change, officially designating the 800 block of Erie Street as a one-way.
The city offers a live-streaming option for those unable to attend the meeting in person. Interested parties can watch the proceedings in real-time on the City of Havre de Grace's official website by selecting the City YouTube Videos tab.
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