Resident concerned with trucks on Wise Avenue
Dundalk resident of 40 years, Louis Konopacki, says he is displeased with the bridge at Wise Avenue turning into a truck route.
“The bridge was just rebuilt two or three years ago and now it’s starting to rattle again,” Konopacki explained. “It’s driving the neighbors crazy.”
According to Konopacki, he met with county police to address what he sees as excessive truck traffic on Wise Avenue.
The police stressed that trucks needed to cross the bridge to delivery product to gas stations and others stores.
“We agreed that the truck traffic could come in to service the specific stores,” Konopacki said.
“Now, trucks cross Wise Avenue all the time. It used to be like two or three trucks a day, now it’s like every 15 minutes” he noted.
According to Konopacki, the trucks are going down the bridge to get to Grays Road.
“Trucks are starting to make a left hand turns off of Wise Avenue,” Konopacki said.
“Wise Avenue is becoming a truck route, which it’s never supposed to have been,” he added.
According to Konopacki, police can’t ticket trucks if they’re making a local delivery.
“Now they’re calling Grays Road a local delivery,” Konopacki said.
Konopacki says he is concerned that if the bridge needs repair, the taxpayer will be responsible for funding it, not the truck drivers.
What the county needs to do is open up Grays Road in the back so truck drivers can get to Grays Road from North Point Boulevard, Konopacki said.
“I’ve reached out to the County Council twice and haven’t heard back from them,” Konopacki said.
According to Doug Anderson, senior council assistant to Councilman Todd Crandell (R-7), the county has reached out to police on at least two different occasions to ask them to enforce the truck rule and, in fact, they have been doing so for a while.
“We confirmed that via email from Corporal Cole at Precinct 12,” Anderson said.