Crossing barriers possible at site of UMD pedestrian deaths

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Maryland State Highway Administration is considering the construction of pedestrian barriers on a notorious section of Baltimore Avenue near the University of Maryland where three people have been killed in less than a year.

According to a memo released in the wake of the death of Janelle Marie Oni, 21, early Sunday, barriers are on a list of five improvements being studied which include possible upgrades to street lighting, traffic signal timing and warning signs.

READ the driver's charging documents:

Nine measures such as trimming trees for better visibility, and improving timing at existing crossings have already been implemented.

University Police have been joined by some students in advocating for an additional traffic signal at the intersection of Hartwick Rd. and Baltimore Ave. SHA spokesman Dave Buck says the signal is under consideration.

Click here to read the full memo.


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