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County:Frederick Project Number:FR549_11
MD 0180 JEFFERSON PIKE/BALLENGER CREEK PIKE MD 180 STONEY CREEK DRIVE TO MD 351 CRESTWOOD BLVD

Frequently Asked Questions


Q:

What is the difference in the yellow update sheet and the new green update sheet?

A:

The yellow sheet (inserted in the brochure) was a documentation of upcoming updates to be displayed and presented at the hearing. The green sheet (along with the packet) is the updates made since the ARDS meeting. Included with the green sheet are the updated typical sections, alternatives, environmental summary, and level of service (with traffic delays in seconds).

 

Q:

What is the current funding?

A:

Currently, the project is only funded for planning. Final Design, ROW, and Construction are not funded.

 

Q:

What are some major changes in the engineering of the alternatives?

A:

• 4 residential impacts were avoided on the MD 180 side of the project (near Greenfield Drive)
• Median changed from 20 feet to 18 feet.
• Impacts to Prospect Hall were avoided.
• Impacts to Ballenger Creek Middle School Tennis Courts were avoided.

 

Q:

Why was the Public Hearing rescheduled from March 4th to June 23rd?

A:

The hearing was rescheduled due to SHA wanting to re-evaluate the preliminary engineering and environmental documents in order to reduce the impacts that were shown.

 

Q:

Is SHA responsible for the Existing and Future Land Use in the area?

A:

The land use is determined by the City of Frederick and Frederick County in the Comprehensive Master Plan. SHA then uses the approved master plan of the city and county to determine traffic impacts to the year 2030. That information is used to determine the preliminary design parameters of what you see on display.

 

Q:

Short term improvements for the project: a) How long will it take to complete? b) How much will it cost? c) How is it different from TSM/TDM?

A:

a) The short term improvements (if Final Design, ROW, and Construction are each funded) would take approximately 2 construction cycles (i.e. 2 years).
b) The cost of the short term improvements could vary depending upon the phasing of the project.
c) TSM/TDM includes the bridge widening of US 15 / US 340. The cost jumped dramatically, therefore the short term improvements are everything in the TSM/TDM less the bridge widening. The improvements were only analyzed based on 2015 traffic projections.

 


 
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