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Washington County Briefs

August 01, 2007|By JOSHUA BOWMAN

County approves study for Resh Road Landfill



The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a change order for $38,452 to pay for a mitigation study at Resh Road Landfill.

The Maryland Department of the Environment asked the commissioners to approve the change order after they said a dry spring head on the property was determined to be an intermittent stream, County Administrator Gregory Murray said.

The department is overseeing a project to construct soil caps over the landfill's cells. The project is expected to be finished in early 2010.

The change order will pay for wetlands permits and a study of possible downstream impacts caused by the project's proximity to the stream, which is on the northeast corner of the landfill but not in any of the caps, Murray said.

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Chewsville street project presented



A planned streetscape project along Twin Springs Drive in Chewsville was presented to the commissioners Tuesday. The project will add sidewalks, rows of trees and other improvements to Twin Springs Drive from Md. 64 to Md. 62, Washington County Director of Special Projects Gary Rohrer said.

In addition, Track Side Road, which connects Twin Springs to Md. 64, will be removed to "calm traffic," Rohrer said.

The project, which is estimated to cost $3.2 million and is being paid for by the Maryland State Highway Administration, is slated to begin in 2010.

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