Baltimore County Receives Federal Funds for Road Safety

The Baltimore County Department of Public Works announced that Baltimore County has been awarded over$3.5 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program to enhance road safety and infrastructure and support Baltimore County’s ongoing efforts to reduce traffic-related fatalities.

“Investing in our roadways is not just about improving infrastructure, but prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of our residents and communities,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said in a press release. “We are grateful to our federal and state partners for supporting these critical planning projects and helping to ensure Baltimore County’s roads are safe for years to come.”

The County will use these newly announced grant funds to conduct road safety audits for 17 corridors throughout the county. These initiatives will play a crucial role in identifying and mitigating potential road safety hazards.

“This grant is a vital resource for Baltimore County, specifically geared towards advancing our road safety initiatives through detailed audits and evaluations,” said D’Andrea Walker, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Public Works and Transportation. “It enables us to undertake in-depth studies, assessing the current state of our roads and identifying key areas for future improvements. Our goal is to lay a solid foundation for safer travel in the county through meticulous planning and analysis.”

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s SS4A program supports communities across the country by helping combat the preventable crisis of road fatalities through safer roads, vehicles, and speed management. Maryland’s Vision Zero initiative aligns with this effort, aiming to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries by 2030.

Baltimore County’s receipt of the grant is a testament to the collaborative effort between local and state agencies, including the Maryland Department of Transportation, in advocating for these critical funds.

For more information about the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program, please visit

Benjamin Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later in 2022.