Upgrading begins on access road to Port Covington

September 13, 1990

Construction is beginning on a $5.5 million extension and upgrade of Cromwell Boulevard that will provide access to the $600 million Port Covington development.

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke was to be joined today at a groundbreaking ceremony by representatives of CSX Realty Corp., which is a unit of CSX Corp., The Baltimore Sun Co., which is owned by Times Mirror Co., and Locke Insulators Inc.

CSX is the developer of the 68-acre mixed-use project south of Interstate 95 and east of Hanover Street in South Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun, which publishes The Evening Sun, The Sun, and The Sunday Sun, is building a $165 million production and distribution facility south of McComas Street. Locke operates a plant on Insulator Drive.

The road improvements are part of Baltimore's $36 million contribution to the development. When completed, Cromwell Boulevard will extend 4,000 feet farther to the east and north joining McComas Street. It will be widened from two lanes to four and landscaped.

Baltimore contractor P. Flanigan & Sons is building the road, which is to be completed in late 1991.

Cromwell Boulevard will provide the main access to the Port Covington development. The project is to be built over a period of 10 years and will include 1.9 million square feet of office space, a 450-room hotel, an 800-slip marina and parking for 8,000 cars.

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