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O'Malley's Budget Includes Money for Fort Meade Roads

The governor's proposed budget would funnel $20 million to complete intersection improvements along Route 175, the Maryland Gazette reports.

Plans to relieve congestion along Route 175 will get a boost under the latest budget proposal from Gov. Martin O'Malley, the Maryland Gazette reports.

The proposal includes $20 million for the State Highway Administration to fund intersection improvements near Fort Meade. Several of the projects have already been through design and engineering work, but still lacked funds for construction. 

The projects, according to the Gazette, include intersections on Route 175 at Mapes Road/Charter Oaks Boulevard, and Route 175 at Reece Road.

The budget also includes some money for additional studies on traffic flow in the area.

Robert Leib, the county's special assistant for base realignment and closure activities at Fort Meade, told Patch that he expects the work will not be done until 2015. But he said it was a long time coming. 

"This was huge for us," he said. 

Midge January 24, 2013 at 02:48 PM
I'll believe it when I see it.
Helen January 24, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Midge you are so right! That and three years to complete. Get real O'Malley. Seems you have lost sight of how Much money the base and all the military both active and retired and all those families impact the area. Why do we have to continue with these inadequate roads that were needed for years already?
Midge January 24, 2013 at 04:56 PM
This money has been 'allocated' time and time again. This should have been done ages ago. The money WAS in the transportation funding pot. But instead the state diverted it to something 'more worthy'. The $20M (if it even exists) will be diverted again. I believe nothing the governor says. I believe nothing our state government says. West County has been and will continue to be where the governor scrapes the dog poop off his shoes.

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