Estimated cost of proposed projects

February 05, 2001

Estimated cost of proposed projects

The project cost estimates in the proposed six-year capital improvement program budget for Washington County include:

- $56 million for costs related to the extension of the Hagerstown Regional Airport runway. That estimate includes $15.1 million for costs related to the runway crossing U.S. 11.

- $2.9 million to renovate the Washington County Courthouse Annex, including asbestos removal and making room for a fifth judge. Last year it was estimated at $2.6 million.

- $1.5 million to expand and renovate the existing Sheriff's Department patrol facility.

- $973,000 to renovate existing office space at County Office Building at 35 W. Washington St.

- $541,000 to construct a new maintenance building and shop for the eastern section of the county Highway Department. The current building is in poor condition and it is not prudent to repair it, the county says.


- About $9.9 million to cap the now-closed Resh Sanitary Landfill, which is required to meet state and federal regulations.

- About $8.4 million to build the second and third cells of the new Forty West Landfill.

- About $324,000 to relocate a cemetery inside the landfill.

- $1 million to upgrade the Sharpsburg Wastewater Treatment Plant to meet state requirements.

- $2.5 million to upgrade and increase capacity of the Smithsburg Waste Treatment Plant to meet federal and state treatment regulations and capacity requirement of service areas.

- $1.25 million to extend the Conococheague Sewer Line through Newgate to interconnect with Hagerstown's sewage system.

- $200,000 to construct a building at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center south of Hagerstown, to house more exhibits for the Rural Heritage Museum.

- $245,000 to construct a replica of a one-room schoolhouse, a smokehouse, a butcher shop, a blacksmith shop and more at the Ag Center.

- $250,000 to build a banquet building at the Ag Center.

- Purchase three 30-passenger County Commuter buses in fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007 at a total estimated cost of $2 million.

- In the next fiscal year, extend Halfway Boulevard from Blake Road to Newgate Boulevard. This would be the first of three phases to connect Halfway to Md. 63. Total cost is estimated at $3 million.

- In fiscal year 2005, widen Robinwood Drive to four lanes between Medical Campus Drive and Hagerstown Community College, at a total cost of about $3.6 million.

- In fiscal 2006, widen Edgewood Drive to a five-lane urban section between Mt. Aetna Road and the city line near Langley Drive, a distance of about 1,800 feet. It will not include any city land or the intersection with U.S. 40. Total cost is estimated at $790,000.

- $1.9 million to renovate the career programs building vacated as a result of the opening of the new Learning Resources Center/Multipurpose Building at Hagerstown Community College.

- $4.7 million to renovate 40,506 square feet and add $19,805 square feet to the Williamsport Elementary School with the state paying $4.3 million.

- $1 million to add a cafeteria and classrooms to the Fountain Rock Elementary School.

- $5.5 million to renovate 46,259 square foot at Salem Avenue Elementary and add a 15,031-square-foot addition on the school. The state's projected funding is $3.8 million.

- Replace Clopper Road Bridge, at a cost of $1.7 million, but with $1.3 million of it coming from federal grants.

- Rehabilitate Tollgate Ridge Road Bridge and reconstruct road approaches, at a cost of $1.8 million, with $1.1 million in federal grants. The costs are high due to bridge's historic significance. It is needed to provide access to the Hancock economic development area and because the bridge is deteriorating, the county said.

Source: Capital Improvement Program Working Draft

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