Major Delays Expected on Central Ave. Between Davidsonville and Bowie Due to Police Officer’s Funeral
Anne Arundel County police said they are expecting major delays on Route 214 between Davidsonville and Bowie tomorrow (Aug. 28) due to the burial of Prince George’s County Police Officer Adrian Morris.
The 23 year-old police officer was killed on Aug. 20 while in pursuit of two men suspected of stealing a car. According to the Washington Post, Morris had been a police officer for two and a half years and was a former member of the Prince George’s Police Explorers – a program that introduces teens to police work.
Morris’ burial service is being held at Lakemont Memorial Gardens at 900 West Central Avenue. Motorists can expect traffic delays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Central Avenue (Route 214) between Davidsonville Road (Route 424) and Queen Anne Bridge Road.
According to police, Eastbound Central Avenue traffic will be allowed to use a limited portion of the roadway. Uniformed Anne Arundel County Police Officers will be present to assist these motorists.
Westbound Central Avenue traffic will be detoured to Davidsonville Road, Mt. Airy Road and Patuxent River Road before returning to Central Avenue. At the intersection of Central Avenue and Patuxent River Road, motorists will be allowed to turn left and travel eastbound.
Another option for Westbound traffic traveling to Route 50 – turn right off Central Avenue onto Riva Road. Take a left onto Governor’s Bridge Road, then a right onto Davidsonville Road (Rt. 424).
In a letter sent to parents at Davidsonville Elementary, Principal Jean Marie Hofstetter said that police may use part of the school’s parking lot as a staging area to assist in handling the expected crowd. The school is located next to Lakemont.
In addition, Hofstetter said the school has been in contact with county police and the school’s Transportation Division to ensure that delays are minimized. Hofstetter asked that parents be patient during drop off and pick-up on Tuesday.