West Columbia

July 16, 1993

Construction to begin at Route 175 junctions

Contractors will begin work Monday on improvements to Route 175's intersections with Route 108 and with Snowden River Parkway.

The $2.6 million project will add left-turn lanes for motorists turning from Route 175 onto Route 108 and vice versa, and for motorists turning from Route 175 onto Snowden River Parkway.

Improvements planned by contractors Ratrie, Robbins & Schweizer of Baltimore also will include paving an additional eastbound and a westbound lane on what is now the median strip of Route 175 between Interstate 95 and Snowden River Parkway.

The project also includes a new traffic signal at the Route 108 intersection and improvements to signs, pavement markings and drainage.

Engineers expect the work to be completed by spring.


* Harpers Choice: 10700 block of Cordage Walk: An unlocked gray Univega 19-inch men's 12-speed bike was stolen from a backyard late Tuesday or early Wednesday. The bike was valued at $225.

* Wilde Lake: 5300 block of Smooth Meadow Way: Someone cut into the top of a convertible Geo Metro early Tuesday and stole its stereo, CD changer, equalizer, amplifiers, radar detector and speakers. The stolen property was valued at $1,920.

5300 block of Smooth Meadow Way: A $400 car stereo was stolen from a Honda Civic late Monday or early Tuesday.

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