Bids To Be Sought Soon On 78 Miles Of Roads In Maryland

June 9, 1960

John R. Funk, Chairman-Director of the Maryland State Roads Commission announced today that the Commission will advertise approximately 78 miles of Interstate and primary highway projects during the next fiscal year.

The tentative program announced by Mr. Funk includes 60.93 miles on Maryland’s primary system and 173 on the Interstate system.

The primary road mileage includes projects in every section of the State, Mr. Funk said.

Maryland’s highway chief said specific advertising dates for the projects will be announced later.

The primary and Interstate projects represent the use of approximately $72,000,000.

Programming of secondary projects involving the use of approximately $8,000,000 is being studied.

The primary project to be advertised during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1960 and ending June 20, 1961, follows:

Dual bridge, carrying U. S. 340 over Catoctin Creek in Frederick County.

Construction of an urban dual highway on University Boulevard from Four Corners to Kensington in Montgomery Court.

Dualization of 21 miles of United States Route 50 from Skipton to the Choptank River in Talbot County (The dualization from Maryland 401 to Skipton is already under contract).

Bascule bridge carrying Route 50 over the Wicomea River at Salisbury.

Construction of an urban dual highway on Bradley Boulevard from Wisconsin Avenue to Goldsboro Road in Montgomery County. (1 mile)

Reconstruction of United States Route 40 from Willowbrook Road to west of Naves Road in Allegany County. (1.5 miles)


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