Showing posts with label Carroll Co roads Uniontown Road. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carroll Co roads Uniontown Road. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

January 10, 2003 - 15-years ago - “Uniontown Road gets facelift” by Jamie Schmidt - Jamie Wagman

January 10, 2003 - 15-years ago - “Uniontown Road gets facelift” by Jamie Schmidt - Jamie Wagman.

“Uniontown Road gets facelift” By Jamie Schmidt, Times Staff Writer, Friday, January 10, 2003

For months, construction workers have been working in Westminster on Uniontown Road, from the intersection of Old New Windsor Road and West Main Street to the intersection of West Main Street and Md. 31.

Thomas B. Beyard, Westminster's director of planning and public works, said that the estimated $1.8 million road repair project was first envisioned 10 years ago.

Back then, the road was without sidewalks, a drainage system, or adequate water lines, he said.

"It had numerous bumps and was too narrow," he said.

"There were no sidewalks - people used to walk in the street. There were utility patches, too. It was in very poor shape."

Finksburg-based Meekins Construction is building retaining walls, sidewalks and a storm drain.

"Because they aren't doing paving work, most [construction] is underground," Beyard said. "It is difficult on the workers during snowfall, but big projects always carry into bad seasons."

Construction began in the late summer and Beyard said he expects the project to end in the early summer.

"People will definitely notice the benefits," he said. "A new water service will improve water for people in that area."

Beyard said that the city dealt with 15 to 20 property owners on this project. Uniontown Road resident Charles Dukehart said he is looking forward to the end of construction. The Dukehart family uses a back alley to get in and out of the neighborhood.

Currently, local traffic is allowed through the street, but normal traffic won't resume until the spring.

"We are trying to keep as much traffic off as possible right now for safety concerns," Beyard said.

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