County rejects bypass proposals for New Market

Source: Gazette
Author: Chris Brown
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Date Published: 01/31/2008

The Frederick Board of County Commissioners on Monday removed from plans several proposed roads that would bypass the Town of New Market, citing the lack of money. Commissioner John ”Lennie” Thompson Jr. (R) was the most stringent critic of the proposed roads, saying that without money, the roads were nothing more than ”words or lines on a map,” and were not enough to build a bypass. The plan for a northern bypass from Boyers Mill Road and Summerfield was removed by a 3-2 vote. Thompson said that this would not prevent the construction of a bypass at some point, but there would need to be money first. “There’s no money, there’s not going to be a bypass,” Thompson said.