Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

September 12, 2006

Rosedale sewer main to be fixed this week

A broken sewer main that spilled thousands of gallons of sewage in the Rosedale area is expected to be fixed this week, Baltimore County officials said yesterday.

County crews said they responded around 8:15 a.m. Saturday to a broken sewer main in the 5800 block of Daybreak Terrace.

The 21-inch main allowed 25,000 gallons of sewage to overflow and enter Red House Run, a tributary of Back River, officials said. The county has posted signs warning against contact with water in the area.

A temporary pump has been set up to divert the sewage, officials said.

Nick Shields

Interstate 83

New bridge to open today

The State Highway Administration will open the new bridge carrying northbound I-83 (Baltimore-Harrisburg Expressway) over the Northern Central Rail Trail (NCR Trail) and Little Falls beginning today.

The new northbound bridge is part of the state's $10 million project to replace northbound and southbound bridges along I-83 over the NCR Trail and Little Falls.

The dual bridge reconstruction project was completed in less than two years through the use of a temporary, prefabricated bridge installed between the old northbound and southbound bridges. The southbound bridge opened to traffic in November 2005.

"The temporary bridge over the NCR Trail enabled SHA to keep all four lanes of I-83 open," said SHA Administrator Neil J. Pedersen.

Once the northbound bridge is open to traffic today, crews will dismantle the temporary bridge. There may be temporary, weekday nonpeak-hour lane closures along I-83 in the vicinity of the bridges to enable crews to do landscape plantings and other finishing work.

For information, citizens may call SHA's district office at 410-321-2800 or toll-free at 800-962-3077.

Parkville

Precinct captain to speak Thursday

The Greater Parkville Community Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday with Capt. John Trentzsch, the new commander of the Parkville Police Precinct, as guest speaker

He will review his initiatives for the precinct, give an update on the new police station, and address residents' questions.

All community association representatives and residents in the Parkville, Carney and Cub Hill area are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held at the Parkville Recreation/Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road. Information: call Ruth Baisden at 410-668-2580.

Oregon Ridge

PAL plans crab feast/bull roast

The Baltimore County Police Athletic League board of directors will sponsor a first crab feast/bull roast Friday at Oregon Ridge Lodge.

The event will feature a disc jockey, silent auction, beverages, food, dancing and games. Tickets are $50.

Information: Officer Kevin Kahl at 410-887-5892 or Beahta Davis at 410-887-4156.

Volunteers

CountyRide seeks volunteer drivers

CountyRide is seeking volunteer drivers to transport senior citizens to various locations in the community.

Sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Aging, the program offers seniors affordable transportation for shopping and to medical appointments.

Volunteers use their own vehicle and are reimbursed for mileage. They use hand-held radios to contact dispatchers and receive training from professional drivers and supervisors.

Background checks are performed and a copy of your driving record is required. For information, contact Baltimore County Volunteers at 410-887-2715 or via e-mail at volunteers@co.ba.md.us.

Events or news items for the Baltimore County Digest may be submitted to baltco.news@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days in advance of the event.

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