The Frederick Board of County Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with The City of Frederick that will insure the completion of the Monocacy Boulevard project, which dates back to the 1970's. Monocacy Boulevard runs from US 15 in the north to MD 355 in the south.
Mayor Randy McClement commented, "We're hoping to have the project complete within 3 years."
The cost of the project is $16.7 million, which will include the rehabilitation of the existing bridge and construction of a new bridge over the Monocacy River, a traffic signal at Gas House Pike/Monocacy Boulevard and the widening and realignment of Monocacy Boulevard from Shifferstadt Boulevard to the Gas House Pike/Monocacy Boulevard intersection.
The city has funded $800,000 for the design, acquisition of right of ways and permitting. The design, permitting and right of way are underway and anticipated to be completed by December 31, 2014.
In the partnership agreement, the county agrees to fund one-half of the final project costs up to a maximum of $8,350,000 on or before June 30, 2018, through a reimbursement mechanism.