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City engineer to reconsider road construction plan

February 14, 2007|by DAN DEARTH

The City Council told City Engineer Rodney Tissue during its Tuesday work session to re-examine preliminary design plans concerning the construction of a road in the city's north end.

Councilman Martin Brubaker said the initial plan, if implemented, might cause a "tourniquet" effect and lead to traffic congestion.

The proposed road would connect Marsh Pike to Antietam Drive near the YMCA, and run east of the future Lowe's Home Improvement site near Leitersburg Pike. If it's completed, city officials hope the road would alleviate traffic on Leitersburg Pike and Eastern Boulevard.

The project is expected to cost $5.87 million, with the city and county paying 25 percent each and developers the remaining 50 percent, according to the design plan.

Brubaker suggested finding a way to decrease the city's share of the cost, considering the road would be used by regional traffic.

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