County approves transportation priorities

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Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Kelsi Loos
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Date Published: 05/24/2013

The county could build alternate routes around Frederick to ease congestion on I-270, I-70 and other key roads. Eventually. The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to approve the State Highway Needs Inventory, a first step in securing state funds for road projects. The inventory specifies no time frame for completion, however, and some projects have languished on the list for years awaiting state funding. “Many of the projects have literally been on there for decades,” said Jim Gugel, planning manager for the Community Development Division.