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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | October 18, 1994
State transportation officials said yesterday that a project to widen Mountain Road, having reached a fiscal dead end last year, may again be considered for funding.But the money to improve Route 3 in Crofton and relieve congestion is not likely to materialize any time soon.The transportation officials, who included state Secretary of Transportation O. James Lighthizer and State Highway Administrator Hal Kassoff, made the remarks at an annual briefing to Anne Arundel officials.District 31's State House delegation and Councilman Carl G. "Dutch" Holland have been pressing the state to widen Mountain Road.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2014
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and county government leaders say they will press the General Assembly to restore hundreds of millions of dollars a year in funding for local transportation projects. But state lawmakers say that's going to be a tough sell. The legislature began siphoning money collected from the gas tax and motor vehicle fees to balance the state budget in the aftermath of the recession. Lawmakers declined to reverse the change as part of last session's debate on Maryland's long-term transportation plan.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Staff Writer | October 15, 1992
Foes of a controversial road project and the Glen Burni Improvement Association agreed Tuesday to ask the county to devise a better solution to traffic problems on Thelma Avenue and Old Stage Road than the proposed $3.1 million thoroughfare."
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | December 5, 2013
Plans to turn a long, thin former cotton mill on the Jones Falls into apartments, offices and shopping space moved forward Wednesday, with a City Council committee endorsing a zoning change to enable Terra Nova Ventures' $19 million project on Clipper Mill Road. Terra Nova Ventures would convert the Whitehall Cotton Mill site into 27 apartments, about 25,000 sqare feet of office space, and 20,000 square feet of first-floor shopping, an area roughly twice the size of Belvedere Square.
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October 15, 1999
The county commissioners approved a plan yesterday that will detour traffic during the initial reconstruction phase of Obrecht Road in South Carroll.Plans call for realigning what is a winding road with poor sight distance from Route 97 to White Rock Road. The second phase will take Obrecht to Route 32 in or near the town of Sykesville.J. Michael Evans, county director of public works, has recommended closing the one-mile segment to traffic from Route 97 east to White Rock for the duration of the work, which is expected to take most of the construction season next year.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Sun Staff Writer | April 19, 1995
A $297,000 road project scheduled for fiscal 2000 was the focus last night of a County Council hearing on the noneducation portion of County Executive Charles I. Ecker's $93 million capital budget proposal.About 100 eastern Howard County residents turned out to debate a proposal to connect Hale Haven Drive with Doncaster Drive near Route 103. Both roads are cul-de-sacs now.Those who live on Worthington Way said the county promised them access to Route 103 more than 20 years ago and that they tTC cannot wait until 2000 for the road to be connected.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | December 5, 2000
The $1.8 million project to reduce congestion on Pasadena roads by widening Fort Smallwood Road has disrupted a new development of homes, and some residents say they would not have moved there had they known about the project. Homeowners in the 29-home neighborhood, Mariners Cove, are upset because, they say, they were not told when they bought their houses in the 5-year-old development about the road project, which has torn down their tree barrier. The county said the residents had opportunities to be informed of the project, and the company that built some of the homes said the road project was on the area's site plan.
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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN and PHILLIP MCGOWAN,SUN REPORTER | December 11, 2005
State officials are hopeful that BY Christmas they can take the wrappings off a long-anticipated $18.2 million road project near Annapolis. Nearly three years in the making, construction to widen and realign lanes and create new ramps at the interchange of U.S. 50, Route 450 and Solomons Island Road - one of the county's most congested junctions - is "90 percent" complete, said David Buck, spokesman for the State Highway Administration. All that crews are waiting on is clear weather, so that they can open the new ramps and install permanent paving markers, Buck said.
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By Matthew Mosk and Matthew Mosk,SUN STAFF | May 26, 1999
Planners rerouted and widened a proposed parkway in Annapolis to accommodate a commercial development, an Anne Arundel Council member said yesterday as she fought to kill the road project."
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff writer | March 4, 1992
County Council chairman Paul R. Farragut fought unsuccessfully Monday to stop what he called a $1.1 million financial boondoggle -- the connection of North Chatham Road to U.S. 40.Had Farragut prevailed, it would have been the first time the council had stopped a capitalproject after appropriating money for it.The fact that $730,000 had been authorized previously and nearly $100,000 already spent was cited by the four other council members asa compelling reason...
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
Flush with transportation money from a recent increase in the state's gas tax, Gov. Martin O'Malley will visit the Eastern Shore Friday to announce more than $150 million in road projects in that region -- including the long-sought replacement of  the Dover Bridge on the Choptank River. During an appearance at the bridge, the governor will also roll out road projects that include a $52 million new interchange at U.S. 301 and Route 304 at Centreville in Queen Anne's County and $42 million for the next phase of the widening of Route 404 -- the primary road for Marylanders heading to the Delaware beaches.
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By Jim Joyner | April 22, 2013
A half-empty former shopping mall in Eldersburg will be remade as a Walmart-anchored plaza under plans announced Monday by owner Black Oak Associates. In a move long awaited by many in the community, the Owings Mills-based developer will spend $50 million to renovate Carrolltown Center into Eldersburg Commons, with new restaurants and home, fashion and beauty retailers. For a decade, Carrolltown Center has been a community sore spot. The interior of the small community mall was closed in 2005, and the property languished with a diminishing roster of tenants and an abandoned movie theater.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
For the fifth year in a row, Del. Eric M. Bromwell has introduced a bill to authorize slot machines at BWI Marshall Airport It's Bromwell's attempt to infuse the state treasury — specifically the Transportation Trust Fund — with gambling money, and the Baltimore County Democrat said he has no intention of giving up. "I consider this to be the ultimate alternative to a gas tax," he said. "This is exactly how we pay for roads. " The bill would authorize up to 2,500 slot machines in the airport's main terminal beyond the security screening area.
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December 21, 2012
The Harford County Department of Public Works, has announced that Cedar Lane from the Cedar Lane Park entrance to Cedarday Drive south of Bel Air has been reopened to traffic. The road was closed in early December for construction to be completed. For further information regarding this road project, contact the Department of Public Works, Division of Construction Inspections at 410-638-3217, Ext. 2434.
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July 6, 2012
One road project in Harford County has wrapped up and the road is reopened, while another will be closed for about a month beginning in two weeks. Thomas Run Road from Route 22 to Medical Hall Road has been re-opened to traffic. The road had been closed for since late May to allow for road construction work to be completed, according to the Harford County Department of Public Works. For further information regarding this road project, contact Michael Davies, Chief, Bureau of Construction Inspections with the Department of Public Works, 410-638-3217, ext. 2434, Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 22, 2012
Patterson Mill Road from Wheel Road to Gillingham Drive in the Bel Air area is closed temporarily through the end of May, according to the Harford County Department of Public Works. The closure for road construction began last Wednesday and was expected to last about 15 days. Motorists who normally travel this route should make other arrangements until the road is reopened. For more information about this road project, contact the Department of Public Works at 410-638-3217, ext. 2434, Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | September 15, 1993
The Eastern narrow-mouthed toad has not been spotted officially in St. Mary's County for years, which doesn't necessarily mean it's not there. That's how it is with this toad, a critter about the size of a half-dollar that makes a career out of being unseen.Shy as it is, the amphibian lately is casting a long shadow over California, Md., where the county Public Works Department plans to rebuild a two-lane road next to St. Mary's State Park.But the widening of Indian Bridge Road poses a threat to the toad, protected by the state since 1972 as an endangeredspecies in Maryland.
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By LAURA MCCANDLISH and LAURA MCCANDLISH,SUN REPORTER | June 4, 2006
Carroll County planners and public works staff are considering whether to modify the Monroe Avenue extension project in South Carroll, as Eldersburg residents have voiced mounting complaints on the plans. The $3.5 million project, which will build two missing segments of Monroe Avenue to connect Routes 32 and 26, has been in the works for nearly 30 years. But the project triggered a backlash from residents living along Monroe Avenue, when the county recently designated $340,000 for construction next year.
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By Annie Linskey and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2011
Increases to the gas tax, vehicle registration fees and the titling tax were among the options discussed to raise transportation revenues during a lengthy Senate Budget and Taxation Committee hearing Wednesday. The panel is examining ways to increase funding by $800 million a year for road projects, an issue that's likely to be one of several budget-related priorities in the 2012 General Assembly session. The legislature will also try to take another bite out of Maryland's persistent $1 billion structural deficit.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2011
Returning from a monthlong break, the Howard County Council will begin discussing new legislation on Tuesday, including a bid to restrict the county's authority to seize private property through eminent domain. A bill introduced by Greg Fox, a Fulton Republican, would change the county charter to limit the county's ability to take land for nonpublic uses. It is in response to a continuing battle over where to put an access road for a county-owned property that was slated to be a mixed-use development before the developer backed out in July.
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