Advertisement

City approves study of improvements at intersection

March 30, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

The City of Hagerstown will pay about one-third of the cost to study intersection improvements at Edgewood Drive and U.S. 40.

The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to pay no more than $150,000 toward the completion of engineering design of the intersection. Council member Penny May Nigh said she would not support the measure after City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman clarified the design was part of a $12 million project discussed earlier this month.

"OK, the $12 million project that's not going to show us much improvement," Nigh said in voting against the measure.

Earlier this month, local officials met to discuss a $12 million project to extend the turning lanes on U.S. 40 and widen Edgewood Drive to create two left-turn lanes, one through lane and one through/right-shared lane in each direction. Construction would begin in July 2007.

"This project five or six years ago was half this amount," County Public Works Director Gary Rohrer said at the time. "In five or six years from now, it will be double that. We got to do something."Under the proposal, the city, county and state governments each would pay $3.9 million for the cost.

Advertisement

According to information provided by the city, state and Washington County, funds also will help pay for engineering design, which is expected to cost about $435,000.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|