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State budget include these projects

October 17, 1997

The Maryland Department of Transportation's long-term budget includes the following approved projects:

* Md. 632/Interstate 70 interchange, 1998-1999, $13 million.

* Halfway Boulevard/Interstate 81 interchange 1998-?, $3.8 million (engineering, land purchase only)

* I-70 resurfacing projects, $9.75 million, completed by spring 1999.

* U.S. 11 resurfacing from Williamsport to Bower Avenue, $1.08 million, 1998-1999.

* Md. 66 resurfacing from U.S. 40 to I-70, 1999, $600,000.

* Md. 34 Potomac River brige, $2.917 million, completed by summer of 2000.

* I-70 bridge rehabilitation over Hopewell Road, $1.698 million, completed in 1998.

* U.S. 40 widening of bridge at Eastern Boulevard for left turn lane, $1.87 million, complete in summer 2000.

* Washington Street sidewalks/road upgrade from Walnut Street to Cannon Avenue "Streetscape" project, $1.2 million, 1999.

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* Hancock "Streetscape" project on Main Street from Methodist Street to Church Street, $1.45 million, 1998.

* Md. 34 between Potomac Street and Md. 65 in Sharpsburg, $2.207 million (should be complete in the next month).

* U.S. 40 in Clear Spring reconstruction, $2.207 million, 1999.

* U.S. 40 Alternate reconstruction in Boonsboro, $120,000 planning money, construction possible in early 2000.

* U.S. 40 in Hagerstown, upgrade traffic signals, $2.32 million, 1997-1998.

* I-70 traffic alert signs in Washington and Frederick counties, $600,000, 1999.

* Water system at Sideling Hill Exhibit Center, $427,000, nearly complete.

* Park-and-ride, Main Street in Hancock, $166,000, 1998.

* Antietam Battlefield land acquisition, about $300,000 remains to be spent on $3.756 million project.

* Washington Monument State Park landscaping/lighting/disabled access, $91,000, 1998.

* Retrofit sidewalks in Hagerstown ($200,000) and Sharpsburg ($60,000), 1997.

* Stabilization work at C&O Canal/Conococheague Aqueduct in Williamsport, $225,000, 1997-?.

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