Catoctin is demanding safer roads, especially Route 15. Our scenic byway has now become congested with daily traffic and deadly accidents. I will make sure that the county builds shoulders along Route 15 so that our law enforcement and emergency medical teams can safely provide services. Shoulders should not be high-speed asphalt which encourages aggressive driving, so use other material which provides safety, not speeds.
We have known about Route 15’s issues for many years. We cannot wait any longer. Additionally, we must expedite the already-approved Phase 1 plan for Route 15 and finally break ground on long-awaited road improvements. Lucketts must be protected and we must have meaningful discussions with Maryland and Frederick County about what we can achieve in the long-term. Once in office, I will work to establish a team to review Phase 2 of Route 15 and consult with stakeholder groups (with citizens having equal representation) to make sure we have a long-term solution.