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Letter to the Editor: Route 611 speed concerns raised


As I was leaving my development in Mystic Harbour today, I was nearly T-boned by a car leaving Sinepuxent Road. It was a very close call. Thank God I wasn’t coming down from Frontier town at 50 miles per hour, which brings me to the point of this letter.

It’s very dangerous even now with all of the new development surrounding the area. I can only imagine how it will be this summer. The Seaside Village Townhomes and The Shore Point “cottages” have drastically changed the traffic on 611. New Cottages are still being built just past Mystic Harbour.

I fear that if the speed limit is not reduced from 50 mph to 30 mph all the way from Frontier town down towards Rt. 50 There will be at least one catastrophic accident there sooner rather than later. This would close both lanes of traffic for people coming to and from Assateague and frankly, for everyone trying to get to and from the beach. It’s the only road that will get you there. People have trouble gauging the speed of the oncoming traffic and pull out as they tired of waiting 5 to 10 minutes to do so.

If the speed limit could be lowered (including warning signs about the change of speed) I think it would make it easier for people to leave their developments more safely and, hopefully, greatly reduce the chances of a fatal accident. I would hate to write another letter with the heading “I TOLD YOU SO.”

Wendy Lamour
West Ocean City