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UMES Makes Driving And Walking Safer

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. –Traveling near the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is about to get a bit safer.

Thursday, Maryland governor Martin O'Malley announced $3.7 million in transportation investments to start construction of a new roundabout at University of Maryland Eastern Shore Boulevard and Somerset Avenue. 

 In order to enhance pedestrian safety, this project also will provide new sidewalks along Somerset Avenue from the roundabout to Mt. Vernon Road. Additionally, the project includes drainage improvements and modernizing stormwater treatment facilities.

The roundabout project will require moving several water and sewer lines. The Town of Princess Anne has applied for a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant from the state to cover the cost of moving the local utility lines to enable the project to move forward. The total cost of the roundabout and sidewalk improvements, including right-of-way, design and construction, is $4.1 million.

When complete in fall 2014, the new roundabout will enhance the safety of pedestrian and motorists traveling to UMES, which has approximaately 4,500 students.  Motorists will continue to have access along UMES Boulevard while the roundabout and related utility work is underway.

The project will support nearly 50 jobs and construct a long-awaited safety improvement project for the Eastern Shore.

Construction of the roundabout is scheduled to begin in late fall 2013.

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