Which Intersections in Edgewater, Davidsonville Need Upgrading the Most?

Local residents have recently expressed their dissatisfaction over poorly designed intersections—specifically those that have reoccurring accidents.

After learning that three people were hospitalized in an accident on Solomons Island Road near Tarragon Lane, one local resident wrote to Patch frustrated, saying she’s wanted an upgrade to the intersection for years.  

“The intersection has minor accidents often and that large traffic light pole has been knocked down several times. Maybe it is saying something about how the intersection is poorly planned,” she wrote.

Almost surely, the majority of residents want to see a complete renovation of the intersection at Muddy Creek Road and Central Avenue. However, there are others that want improvements to other stop lights and traffic lights throughout the area.

So I want to know, if you could choose, which two intersections would you like to see improved in 2013?


Is there a location you’d like to add an intersection that currently doesn’t have one? 

Tell me in the comments. 

Stacy Penrod January 08, 2013 at 09:52 PM
I personally never understood why there was a light at Tarragon lane to begin with. Maybe remove it & traffic will not be so backed up at rush hour.
Harry Balzonia January 08, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Central Ave and Stepneys Lane!
Sam Cullis January 08, 2013 at 10:11 PM
To reduce accidents at this location ... enforce drunk driving laws. To reduce accidents on the other side of the road approaching Admiral Cochrane/Lakeshore ... enforce distracted driving laws. Its the same thing every week at these 2 intersections a half mile apart. Different layout will not sober people up nor make them pay attention to the road.
Michelle Stewart January 09, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Muddy Creek and 214! Will they ever be finished??
Edgewater Dave January 09, 2013 at 01:19 PM
Yes, workers and progress at Muddy Creek & Central are on their second winter break. I haven't seen any work done in a couple of months. Last winter they shut down from about August to April. Looks like the same thing this year. What is the hold up? The intersection is downright dangerous! Even more than before the work started!
Kate Fox January 09, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Governor Bridge Road at Davidsonville Road (MD 424). Needs a light. They had a temporary light while the Central Avenue Pax River Bridge was being rebuilt and there was a detour. Then they took out the light. Traffic comes at the intersection southbound on 424 over a hill at speed. Also, at certain times of the day one can not make a left turn onto Davidsonville Road from Gov. Bridge Road.
Michael Mangold January 09, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Upgrade the flashing orange lights to full traffic signals at Riva Road/Central Avenue and DavidsonvilleRoad/Governor Bridge Road.
South County Chuck January 09, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Rt 2 and Central Ave Intersection. Put up a red Light camera for all of the people that run those lights and you could fund other area's that have problems. Also put up radar on Rt 2 south from Central to Birdsville Road. That stretch would be a gold mine.
Mike January 10, 2013 at 12:17 AM
I agree. There are a lot of collisions there. Sometimes, if there is a lot of traffic going east on Central Ave., I go down to Mayo Rd and turn left.
Ang January 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM
Tarragon Lane and Rt. 2 is such a dangerous intersection.
Mr.Miagi January 10, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Stacy are you kidding me? There has been quite a few accidents there in the past month. Do you even live in Gingerville? I bet you're one of those people that honks at others sitting at the red light because you'd rather put others at risk of getting in a accident because you have somewhere SO important to be that waiting five minutes puts such a damper on YOUR schedule.
Elizabeth January 11, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Loch Haven Road & Central Avenue. Yikes!
RGM January 12, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Seems folks working there cannot handle climate changes or they left there to work at local car washes during bad weather. Someone needs to put the lines back on the road - just a little thing to help prevent a head on collision. I still say they will be naming that intersection after someone once they are killed there. It has turned into a mistake of Epic Proportions.
Mike H January 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Absolutely, that intersection is a death trap.


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