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Pittsville Pushes For Change At Deadly Intersection

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Intersection at 60 Foot Road and Route 50 in Pittsville. (Photo: WBOC) Intersection at 60 Foot Road and Route 50 in Pittsville. (Photo: WBOC)

PITTSVILLE, Md.-The town of Pittsville is pushing the state for additional safety measures at the intersection of 60 Foot Road and Route 50. This intersection has been a concern for people living there because of the number of serious and deadly accidents that occur there, often each year. 

At a packed town hall meeting held by WBOC last summer, many people voiced their concerns about this deadly intersection. Some people have suggested the addition of a traffic light at the intersection.

Tad Farlow lives in Pittsville and as a volunteer with the fire department goes out to most of the crashes at the intersection. He said the department and Town of Pittsville have requested action from the Maryland State Highway Administration to improve safety at the intersection.

"We're trying to get the ability to reduce the severity of the wrecks as a primary goal and our secondary goal is to reduce the number of wrecks," Farlow said. "If we can get the first one, even if it means an increase in some of our calls, we'll take that."

SHA spokesman David Buck said the administration will be presenting two alternatives to traffic lights at the intersection at a meeting Wednesday night in Pittsville. One alternative is called a T-Intersection and the other is a J-Turn. The meeting is being held at the request of the town and members of the fire department. Local business owners were also invited to attend. 

The discussions regarding the traffic signal alternatives are in the initial preliminary phase, according to Buck, who said the SHA has not released any project proposals for the public. 

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