Eight-month construction project begins on Sudlersville South in Maryland City

April 11, 2000

The Department of Public Works has announced the start of work on an eight-month, $1.5 million project to rebuild Sudlersville South Road between Dameron South and New Sudlersville roads in Maryland City.

"Moving block by block," the department said, DACO Construction Corp. of Clinton "will remove and then replace deteriorating storm drains, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters along with the 30-year-old roadbed."

The project -- covering 4,200 feet, or about eight-tenths of a mile -- also includes planting sod and trees along the side of the street.

During construction, the contractor will close at least one travel lane, using signs to mark the road as one-way. The contractor may close all lanes temporarily while working on the storm drains and road surface, the department said.

The contractor will replace driveway aprons between the street and individual driveways. Residents may not have access to their driveways during this phase of construction, which usually takes about one day per driveway. During this work, and at other times during construction on their block, residents may be asked in advance to park on side streets.

DACO will keep at least one sidewalk open for children walking to and from Brockbridge and Maryland City elementary schools.

Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and is expected to be completed in November. Information: on-site inspector, 443-277-1924, or the DPW project manager, Dan Anderson, 410-573- 5900.

West County checkpoint results in 13 arrests

The county police department's West County sobriety checkpoint Friday night and early Saturday resulted in 13 arrests on alcohol, drug or weapon charges.

Police said yesterday that 1,593 vehicles passed through the checkpoint at Route 198 and Brockbridge Rood in Laurel between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. Charges of driving while intoxicated were lodged against six people -- two of whom also were accused of drug possession, and one of possessing a handgun.

Four people were charged with other alcohol violations, and three with drug possession, police said.

The police department had announced in advance the time and place of the checkpoint -- its 17th. The operations have checked 25,461 vehicles and accounted for 178 arrests for DWI and 40 for drug possession, police said.

Severn Athletic Club plans to offer annual scholarship

Severn Athletic Club has announced the creation of a scholarship and an application postmark deadline of May 6 for the first awards.

The club plans to award at least one $500 scholarship annually to a graduating senior who participated in its youth sports program and also played interscholastic sports through the four years of high school.

The primary criteria for determining scholarship winners will be academic achievement, community service and extracurricular activities.

Applications may be obtained at Archbishop Spalding, Glen Burnie, Meade or Old Mill high schools, or by calling 410-551-7843 and leaving a message with name, address and telephone number.

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