FUNKSTOWN - Construction could begin on the first leg of Southern Boulevard, aka the Funkstown bypass, this coming year, and work will continue on a new basketball court in Funkstown Community Park.
Work has already begun on the basketball court in the new part of the park and should be ready by the spring, said Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes.
A new walkway also will be built, from the new pavilion on the third-base side of the ballpark to the existing sidewalk. The basketball court costs $41,738 and the 320 feet of walkway cost $6,400, town officials said when the project was approved in October.
Work could begin on the first leg of Southern Boulevard from fall 2010 to spring 2011, said Rob Slocum, Washington County's deputy director of public works.