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Police to Discuss Chapelgate, Route 170 Traffic

The Western District Police-Community Relations Council will meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

The Western District Police-Community Relations Council will meet Wednesday.
The Western District Police-Community Relations Council will meet Wednesday.
Local residents can hear direct updates from police commanders Wednesday on issues ranging from crime in Chapelgate to traffic on Route 170. 

The Western District Police-Community Relations Council will hold its first meeting of 2013. There is no formal presentation, but the agenda includes a general update on several issues of public safety impacting residents of Odenton and Severn. 

The District Commander will offer an update on recent incidents in the Chapelgate section of Odenton, including a murder on Dec. 9. 

Police officials also said they would address traffic issues on Telegraph Road. 

The council will induct new officers, and there will be a question and answer session at the end of the meeting. 

The PCRC will meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Western District Police Station, 8273 Telegraph Rd., Odenton. 
Diane in Odenton January 08, 2014 at 11:03 AM
170 traffic = dangerous. I travel this road every day. The speed limit is 50, but there are many people that will drive 40 the whole way down the road. I know many people think that 50 is too high of a speed limit for that road. And I see the validity of that point. But if that is the case, they need to change the posted speed limit because people go nuts when they’re behind what they perceive to be a slowpoke and that’s when you see some really stupid maneuvers, like tailgating and, even worse, passing in the turning lane. And that situation down by the CVS is a mess. For your safety and everyone elses: turn down Burns Crossing Rd, make the next right and then another right onto 170 and then right into the CVS parking lot. No sitting there forever waiting to make a left turn and no crossing multiple lanes of heavy traffic!
Elizabeth Ann January 08, 2014 at 01:24 PM
the speed on this road is perfect at 50 I will not go faster then the posted limit with all the side streets/driveways/SCHOOL/warehouses...it is the folks that don't go over 50 that are dealt the bad card....you have no idea how many times I have the victim of a NASTY tailgaters and then they pass me going into the turn lanes. Slow down people....
Diane in Odenton January 08, 2014 at 02:12 PM
I actually agree that 50 is a reasonable speed limit for the road. I suppose the people that go 10-15 miles under the speed limit like they're on a scenic tour are the ones that think it should be slower. Don't know, but there are many that do it. On other roads in the area, it's usually the opposite problem. In my experience, there is seldom an opportunity to go any faster than 50 on 170, not that I'm looking to do so, just saying it's always too congested and too much on and off etc..
Ethan Dietrich January 09, 2014 at 02:21 PM
More importantly it would be nice to discuss why they fail to close many of the cases that occur in the Western District.

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