New bridge is planned in Howard Route 97 span included in highway improvements

October 20, 1998|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

The replacement of a 67-year-old bridge on the border of Howard and Montgomery counties is one of several projects included in a state highway improvement plan.

The draft, presented Thursday to Howard County officials, also includes funds for interchanges for three of the worst intersections in the county.

The projects are:

Construction of a bridge over the Patuxent River on Route 97 on the Howard and Montgomery border. Building will begin this fiscal year, and the cost of the project is $4.4 million.

Impending opening of Route 100 this fall. The $94 million project will extend the highway from Interstate 95 to U.S. 29 in Ellicott City.

Construction of an interchange at U.S. 29 and Route 216 in Scaggsville. Building will begin this fiscal year, and total cost of the project is $15 million.

Construction of an interchange at Route 175 and Snowden River Parkway in Columbia. The county will pay for the $16 million project.

Construction of an interchange at U.S. 29 and Johns Hopkins Road in Fulton. The state and county will split the $16 million cost.

Construction of sidewalks along U.S. 1 and Route 103 in Elkridge. The cost is $200,000.

Construction of a hiker/biker trail from Sandlight Court to Savage Park. The cost is $525,000.

Renovation of the historic B&O Railroad Station in Ellicott City. Total cost is $205,000.

Transit grants totaling $2.6 million.

Pub Date: 10/20/98

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