- There are few places in our nation that have Kent Island's unique community
Island is connected to the western shore by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and
the overflow from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore urban centers.
are charged with stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay.
Stevensville North Growth Area is a large environmentally fragile area,
laced with streams, ponds, and creeks.
Island is bisected by recently constructed Route 50/301 limited controlled
access to favor Washington and Baltimore reach-the-beach traffic.
controlled access cut off many local roads and failed to provide additional
roads necessary to maintain normal traffic flow on both sides of Route
is our children's educational center. High, middle and elementary schools
are concentrated on the north side of our Kent Island divided by Route
50/301. These schools draw students and supporting people from the lower
third of Queen Anne's County.
are high voltage transmission electric lines in front of the Middle School
and entrances to the Elementary Schools!
tragedy waiting to happen?)
a truck stop, trucks are scattered all over the Island at fast food outlets,
parked in fire lanes, impeding traffic!
the Stevensville area only one overpass connects the northern and southern
parts of town and there is no way to get from South Stevensville to South
Chester without getting on Route 50/301 and fighting the 70-mile-per hour
public linkage through the Four Seasons development is imperative. The
road connection between Castle Marina Road and Love Point Road together
with the service road on the south side of 50/301 between Thompson Creek
and Cox Creek should be provided for public and bus transportation and
emergency evacuation of Kent Island.
is our "rails to trails" facility being protected? Dedication of rights-of-way
for extension of trails should be made through Four Seasons.
at the mercy of the accidents, car fires, and maintenance flowing on and
off the Bay Bridge.
lulled to sleep during moderate activity days, but by the end of March,
traffic, wrecks, and maintenance work erupts again.
are 21 million trips a year on the Bay Bridge.
allow Four Seasons to erupt through one entrance on our little Route 18
traffic circle would have disastrous effects on Kent Island!
Please do not let this happen.
G. Oyster writes from Stevensville.