U.S. 40-Centennial Lane work extended by design problems

June 28, 1992

Motorists will have put up with another month of detour and delays at U.S. 40 and Centennial Lane, as contractors have hit snags in replacing a short stretch of road there.

The project to replace Centennial Lane from U.S. 40 to Frederick Road, which started May 1, was supposed to be done by the end of this month, but design problems have delayed its completion.

"We hope to have it done in a month," said James Irvin, county public works director.

Until then, motorists will have to turn left onto Frederick Road and backtrack to go south on Centennial Lane.

By February 1993, county engineers expect to complete the entire Centennial Lane improvement project, which will widen and level the road from U.S. 40 to Old Annapolis Road.

The project started a year ago and will make enough room for left-turn lanes. When the traffic volume increases, the widened section of Centennial Lane will be re-striped for four lanes.

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