Delegate proposes to extend Route 100 to alleviate traffic PASADENA

August 30, 1993

A state lawmaker wants the State Highway Administration to extend Route 100 through Pasadena to ease congestion at the intersection of Fort Smallwood and Hog Neck roads.

Delegate W. Ray Huff, R-Pasadena, said the extension should run across a wooded tract between Lake Shore and the former Nike missile site on Fort Smallwood Road. He has asked the state Department of Transportation to purchase the undeveloped land before homes can be built there.

"The cost would be much higher at a later date," Mr. Huff said.

Transportation Secretary O. James Lighthizer said some or all of the new road could be built by residential developers if the county executive and county council list the project in the county's General Development Plan.

The road would have to be listed there anyway before the state could undertake such a project, Mr. Lighthizer said. Other state lawmakers representing the county also would have to agree to make the extension a priority, he said.

Mr. Huff said the extension is needed to give motorists an alternative entrance and exit to the Fort Smallwood peninsula. Accidents at Hog Neck and Fort Smallwood roads can delay traffic for two or three hours, he said.

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