Brooklyn Park gets funding for road work

August 26, 1996|By Consella A. Lee | Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF

The state has approved $1.3 million to improve intersections in Brooklyn Park from Ninth Avenue to the Baltimore line as part of a project aimed at helping revitalize older neighborhoods and improving infrastructure.

The work, funded through the Department of Transportation Directed Growth & Neighborhood Conservation Project, is the second part of a three-phase effort to improve intersections in Brooklyn Park.

The job will go out for bids in November, and work is expected to begin in the spring, said state Sen. Philip C. Jimeno, a Democrat who represents the community.

New medians will be installed, and the number of lanes will be reduced from six to four to allow the addition of left-turn lanes, Jimeno said.

The first phase of the project, which cost $1.4 million, was completed last year. That project improved intersection safety at 11th and 16th avenues, Church Street and Hammonds Lane.

In the first phase of the project, protected lanes were added at intersections so that cars could leave the stream of traffic when turning, and trees were planted along a widened median strip.

The last phase of the project will involve road improvements from Hammonds Lane into Glen Burnie. It will begin once state money is earmarked.

Pub Date: 8/26/96

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