Hazardous Flooding Caused by Improper Drainage has been Resolved on Eastern Avenue

The Avenue News | April 12, 2016

Baltimore County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins announced late last week that Baltimore County’s Department of Public Works (DPW) has completed their work on Eastern Avenue at the Ebenezer Road overpass, following complaints by residents and difficult driving conditions at that site.

In late February, Bevins announced that the county would be working on these improvements to address the flooding issue. Located under the Ebenezer Road overpass, standing water used to turn Eastern Avenue into one lane and would sometimes freeze over during the cold winter months, making driving hazardous. Baltimore County DPW provided salt for residents when the water froze.

In a statement on Bevins’ Facebook page Friday, the councilwoman announced that DPW had completed the job of installing a new drain in the road and redirecting the water to an inlet through a drainage pipe. The councilwoman thanked residents and community associations who contacted her office when conditions were rough saying, “We got it done!”

The cost of these improvements are estimated around $100,000, which Bevins said was worth it.

“I’ve driven Eastern Avenue several times when it was flooded,” Bevins said in a statement. “Having one passable lane on Eastern Avenue was unsafe and these improvements had to get done immediately.”