Savage post office to use trailers for holidays

November 14, 1997|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

Customers of the Savage post office will be mailing packages at a trailer this holiday season as construction workers remodel the building, which dates to 1970.

The remodeling -- which began about a month ago on the outside of the structure -- will cost $400,000, said Keith Kendrick, a facilities specialist for the U.S. Postal Service. The trailers will appear in two or three weeks, when the work moves inside.

The renovations will include new floors, heating equipment, a new section for post office boxes and display cases, where small items will be sold, said Debbie Berger, officer in charge of the Savage post office.

Other upgrades will include a new door and measures to make the building more accessible to handicapped people.

"We hope we can deliver the same service with efficiency inside the trailer as we are doing now," Berger said.

Berger said construction should be finished in two or three months.

"It will give the office a new look, make it look really nice," she said.

Spirit Shuttle to BWI to extend route to Savage

The Spirit Shuttle, a van service to help workers travel between BWI Business District and Howard County, will extend its route to the Savage rail station next month.

The shuttle -- which serves the Jessup and Dorsey MARC commuter train stations -- was funded for a year with a $275,000 state grant.

When that funding ran out last month, the BWI Partnership -- an economic development group for Howard and Anne Arundel counties -- took over the program, said Neil Shpritz, the group's executive director.

The program's expansion speaks to "the trend of growth in the area," Shpritz said.

Pub Date: 11/14/97

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