Friday, November 12, 2010

Public Meeting on Top, Local Road Project

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will be holding a public informational meeting on the U.S. 15/Monocacy Boulevard Interchange Project on Tuesday, November 16th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The forum will take place at Governor Thomas Johnson High School, on North Market Street in Frederick.

The meeting will acquaint the public with the project and provide an update on issues and studies concerning the interchange work, which began in 2005. The SHA says design efforts to alleviate traffic problems in the area are continuing. Authorities have completed the planning phase of the project and propose a grade-separated interchange to replace the existing at-grade intersection of U.S. 15 and Monocacy Boulevard.

The new interchange, according to the SHA, will allow motorists on Monocacy Blvd. to cross over U.S. 15, creating an east-west connection with Christophers Crossing. The project includes a bridge, ramps and signalized intersections.

For further information, please visit the SHA's website: (click on Projects & Studies/SHA Projects Page/Frederick County/Monocacy Interchange).