Statement from Councilwoman Cathy Bevins on Baltimore County Committing to Solve the Standing Water and Ice Problem on Eastern Avenue in Chase
(Chase, MD) February 24, 2016 – I am proud to announce that Baltimore County is committed to solving the flooding issue Eastern Avenue under the Ebenezer Overpass. It is a low-lying area where water collects and freezes blocking one lane of traffic. I understand the frustration of trying to drive up and down Eastern Avenue when it is one lane of traffic because I live in the area and travel that road often. Since November, my office has been receiving calls about the standing water, and on colder days the ice, where Ebenezer passes over Eastern Avenue. The Baltimore County Department of Public Works has pumped the water out and salted the ice every time I let them know there is a problem there.
I am proud to announce that in the next 2-3 weeks, weather depending, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works will invest $100,000 in patching up the road, filling the ditch, and running a pipe underneath that will feed into 2 inlets, which should redirect the water away from the road. I have also been told that Public Works will be at the site every morning to salt any ice and continue to monitor the situation until the repairs have been completed.
This is a win for Chase. I want to thank all of the active residents who contacted me about this problem. Together, we have made a difference for our community.