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Executive Gardner to Hold Transportation Priorities Town Hall Including Widening MD 194

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner will hold a Town Hall to receive feedback on proposed transportation priorities she announced recently. The Town Hall will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, at Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church Street. For the first time, citizens who cannot attend in person are invited to participate on social media during the session.

“This is a great opportunity to make your voice heard,” said Executive Gardner. “Come out in person or online to join county and municipal leaders in improving our transportation network.”

The Town Hall will be streamed live on the Facebook page Frederick County Executive Jan H. Gardner (www.facebook.com/JanGardnerExec). Citizens are invited to submit questions or comments, which should be directly related to transportation, below the live feed. Or, they may post to Twitter using the hashtag #FredCoOntheGo.

Executive Gardner will respond to social media messages so that those attending in person or watching on Facebook may hear the answers. The Town Hall also will be broadcast on FCG TV, cable channel 19, and webcast at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/video. Citizens may also e-mail comments to CountyExecutive@FrederickCountyMD.gov.

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Executive Gardner announced on Jan. 18 that the county’s highest priority for construction improvements remains U.S. 15 through the City of Frederick. The highway, which provides access to Fort Detrick and other employment centers, is over capacity, with interchange movements failing in both directions at peak travel times.

Frederick County’s highest priority for engineering and design funding is the widening of Md. 85 from Spectrum Drive to Guilford Drive. Bicycle and pedestrian improvements are proposed, as well, to support redevelopment opportunities in the area. For project planning, the top priority is widening Md. 194 from Md. 26 to Walkersville High School.

Other needs will be included in the county’s annual letter to the Maryland Department of Transportation.

For more information, visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/TransportationPriorities.

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