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Folly Quarter Road, Triadelphia Road and Ten Oaks Construction Notices

Folly Quarter Road, Triadelphia Road and Ten Oaks Construction Notices

(SL: I'll try to edit this into a brief, consolodated bit to alert cyclists in Howard County what is going on):

The County is paving the entire Homewood/Folly Quarter Traffic Circle to the Ten Oaks Triadelphia Traffic Circle corridor – with the notable exception of the overpass of Rt 32 which is owned by State SHA. Please warn all your riders this is being done between 28 June (day after Celebration Tri) and 30 July (3+ weeks before IG) to minimize impact on Triathlon Events/training. In the long term this will be to all our benefits, but please get the word out to riders on listserves. MMTC and CTA should try to offer alternative training routes during this timeframe.

Jack
Jack Guarneri
President, Bicycling Advocates of Howard County

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From: "Malone, William" (SL: our friend who helps to keep us informed and tries to get us help)
FYI.
We tried to get it between the new triathalon June 27th and one month prior to the iron girl.
Gives us July.
I hope the ladies will like the new pavement-just do what you can to keep the fans from spray painting encouragement on our nice new paving :-).


Bill

From: Shieh, Howard
Attached are the construction notices for media release. Please note Folly Quarter road and Ten Oaks Road are under federally funded program. Triadelphia Road is under County’s Road Resurfacing program.

SL: For those interested, there are three media releases that are included with this notice.  Basically they announce that none of the roads will be closed and that most will be done between 7pm and 3am (night work).  Getting home after Glenelg Gang weeknight rides will be impacted for many of us.

Folly Quarter starts about 6/28 and may go until 7/30 and will be during the day.  Ten Oaks Road AND Tridelphia Road will start about 7/6 and will be nightime work starting at 7pm. 

I think that EVERYONE needs to be aware that we cyclists are getting a major benefit from these projects.  In this year when we were told there would be zero budget for anything other than patching holes, the only reason this is being done for us is the Democratic Stimulus Bill that passed without support from the other side.  To wit, the following was included in each press memo:

President Obama signed the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in February 2009.  A portion of the funds received by the Maryland Department of Transportation are to be distributed to the County Governments for Federal Aid eligible projects on roads that are maintained by the County. Ten Oaks Road, between new pavement, off MD Rte. 32 Ramp and Triadelphia Road/Ten Oaks Road traffic circle is eligible and approved for repaving under this federally funded program.

SL: It's Christmas in July!

~too much of anything is just enough for me. Pete Townshend

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