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Commissioners Approve Monocacy Boulevard Project Phase II

Frederick County Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with the City of Frederick to complete the $16.7 project.
FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Commissioners gave the green light Thursday to move forward with phase two of the Monocacy Boulevard Extension Project.

"It's important to us because we just received funding from the state to do the Monocacy Boulevard Interchange at Route 15, so this will provide four lanes of access from Route 15 all the way to Interstate 70. It creates almost a mini beltway," said Billy Shreve, (R) - Frederick County Commissioners.

Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with the City of Frederick to complete the $16.7 project.

"This is a strategic business corridor for the City of Frederick and Frederick County," Shreve said. "We have Wells Fargo regional office there. We also have the Fort Detrick campus."

The county and city will split the cost of the extension. It includes rehabbing the current bridge over the Monocacy River, a traffic signal at the intersection with Gas House Pike, and widening Monocacy Boulevard from Schifferstadt Boulevard to Gas House Pike.

"This allows key access between Fort Detrick, our largest area of jobs in the city," Shreve said. "It allows access from Fort Detrick to their satellite office. It's a huge employment corridor, economic corridor, lots of shops and restaurants. This is where all the development is happening on the north side of Frederick."

The project is expected to be completed by June 2018.

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