Building a university center at Hagerstown Community College won't affect Washington County's plans to widen Robinwood Drive, the county administrator said Tuesday.
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The number of students expected to attend the University System of Maryland Hagerstown Center in its first year is not high enough to justify speeding up plans to improve part of Robinwood Drive and reroute another stretch, County Administrator Rodney Shoop said during a meeting with the Washington County Commissioners.
His conclusions were based on a meeting Monday between University System and county engineers and planners.
The University System wanted to open the campus in the fall of 2002 with about 500 students attending the first year. That estimate was for a different campus site and a new time line has not been prepared.
Other future economic development projects on Robinwood and Edgewood drives would affect traffic more than would a university center, Shoop said, but would not elaborate. Edgewood Drive becomes Robinwood Drive at Mount Aetna Road.