MAUGANSVILLE - A proposed project to widen Maugans Avenue from U.S. 11 to Main Street will help move the increasing traffic flow through town but the details still need to be worked out, Washington County Engineer Terry McGee told Maugansville residents at a County Commissioners meeting there Tuesday night.
The project, which is still in the preliminary planning stage, would widen the road east of Interstate 81 to five lanes and the road west of the interstate to three lanes, McGee said.
The county has budgeted $1.37 million for the work but "roadway costs are really getting high. We suspect that's not going to be enough," he said.
The county also doesn't own enough right-of-way for the project, according to McGee.
Maugans Avenue needs to be widened because of the increasing flow of traffic to Interstate 81, with more development in the area likely, he said.