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Title: County Installs a New Roundabout in Greenspring Valley

Traffic Circle at Tufton, Greenspring and Worthington Avenues is Easing Congestion

Baltimore County’s horse country has a new traffic roundabout at the intersection of Tufton, Greenspring and Worthington Avenues. Two years in the planning, the traffic improvement is already easing a well-known choke point and making life at rush hour a little easier for thousands of drivers. Construction of the $1.1 million roundabout began in July and includes two splitter islands, which funnel traffic through the roundabout.

“Worthington Valley’s new roundabout is a great example of public-private cooperation,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “The County and State were joined by the Valleys Planning Council who provided financial support, and by local landowners, including St. John Properties, and Kevin Plank, CEO of UnderArmour and owner of Sagamore Farm, who granted rights of way to make this project possible, while the County’s Department of Public Works managed the project.” Kamenetz noted that 388 acres of the Sagamore Farm property are permanently preserved from development through the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation and another 50 acres owned by Plank are under a Maryland Environmental Trust preservation easement. 

Each day this busy intersection is used by 15,000 vehicles from Tufton Avenue, 11,000 from Greenspring Avenue and 7,000 from Worthington Avenue. Prior to the installation of the traffic circle, morning backups would often exceed one mile. The traffic regulator – stamped concrete that simulates brick, with center planter and flanking splitter islands – improves traffic congestion and leaves an unobstructed view of some of the County’s most beautiful landscape.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017