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County, City Sign Agreement for Major Transportation Project

Frederick County and city officials signed the Monocacy Boulevard funding agreement Wednesday to begin phase two of the extension.
FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County and city officials signed the Monocacy Boulevard funding agreement Wednesday to begin phase two of the extension.

Frederick Mayor Randy McClement and Frederick County Commission President Blaine Young signed the memorandum of understanding for the county and city to split the cost of the $16.7 million dollar project.

"Phase one provided great access from 355 North to 355 South. It sort of loops it around. This one takes out what everyone knows as the squiggle in the road," McClement (R) said.

It includes widening Monocacy Boulevard from Schifferstadt Boulevard to Gas House Pike and rehabilitating the current bridge over the Monocacy River.

"The Monocacy Boulevard Project has been a project that started out as a line on a map in 1969. It's completed through various stages up to this point, and this helps complete the last leg," Young (R) said.

Completion of the project with coincide the opening of the new U.S. 15 and Monocacy Boulevard Interchange.

"It's vital to our community, not only the transportation network but for job creation," Young said. "It has countless major companies that can he named now occupy the stretch of the road."

The project is expected to be completed by June 2018.
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