Projects will improve traffic flow and power reliability; TU is working with BGE and Baltimore County to minimize disruption.
Two significant road improvement projects will likely impact traffic and pedestrian flow on and around Towson University's campus in the coming months.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. (BGE) is beginning to stage equipment on Cross Campus Drive for a countywide project that will improve the reliability of power service to the campus and nearby hospitals. BGE crews will bore small holes in the roadway and use the holes to feed electrical cables underground, where they are less susceptible to weather and traffic accidents.
Boring will be underway from January 2017 through the spring on the south portion of Cross Campus Drive from the Administration Building to the Center for Arts. Street parking on the south portion of Cross Campus Drive will be limited, and pedestrians may be directed to the sidewalk on the north side of the road.
Traffic impacts are expected to be minor.
Baltimore County is continuing to make progress on the Towsontown Boulevard road widening project, which will improve traffic flow by enabling a double left-turn lane from Towsontown Boulevard on to Osler Drive. In the next few weeks the county will install the foundation for an improved traffic signal at the intersection of Towsontown Boulevard and Osler Drive. There will be intermittent lane closures during the installation.
The majority of work for the road widening is expected to occur between May and August.
“These are outside projects that are not controlled by Towson University,” said Warren Riefner, director of operations and maintenance. “We are working closely with BGE and Baltimore County to minimize disruption to the campus community.”
For questions about the projects, please contact facilities management at 410-704-2481.
This story is one of several related to President Kim Schatzel's priorities for Towson University: Strategic Plan Alignment