Plan for Route 100 due

June 27, 1993

The State Highway Administration will present its latest plan for the future path of Route 100 during a public meeting tomorrow night.

The course of the highway has pitted two communities against each other and the SHA for 18 months.

SHA officials will present the plan to the County Council at 7 p.m. in the Banneker Room of the George Howard county office building in Ellicott City.

The newest proposal for the six-lane highway has come closest yet to a middle ground between the two sides. Before choosing a route, SHA officials will probably ask council members and other elected officials to state their preference.

The choice likely will be one of three options: one that would require bulldozing two homes in Hunt Country Estates off Route 103, one that would come within 100 feet of condominiums in the Village of Montgomery Run, and a modification of the latter route that would be farther from the condominiums.

An earlier alignment was endorsed by elected officials in 1987, but federal regulators rejected it, saying it would severely harm the wetlands of the Deep Run stream and its tributaries.

Regulatory officials have indicated they prefer the new proposal because it offers better wetlands protection.

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