High-use streets in Ellicott City will be repaved

April 26, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Howard County Department of Public Works plans to repave Main Street and Maryland Avenue in historic Ellicott City beginning Sunday.

The work is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through May 3 to avoid traffic -- both automobile and pedestrian -- in the popular tourist area.

"It's primarily a safety issue," said Betsy McMillion, public education coordinator with Public Works.

The project will be noisy, she warned. Workers will dig up the two streets before adding a new layer of pavement.

Only one lane will be closed at a time so drivers won't have to take a detour. But people will not be able to park on the streets.

It's been at least 10 years since Main Street has been repaved, McMillion said.

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