Keeping with their commitment to improving the quality of life for all county residents, County Executive Steve Schuh, Council Chairman Derek Fink, Councilman Pete Smith, and State Delegate Nick Kipke have highlighted a $23 million investment in the proposed FY 17 budget for Pasadena’s Mountain Road.
“From Glen Burnie to Pasadena, tens of thousands of citizens drive Mountain Road each day,” said Schuh. “This proposed revitalization and widening project will reduce congestion, increase public safety, and provide much needed relief for all those who travel along this corridor.”
The proposed one mile road project would involve widening to the road to ensure better safety and less congestion, as well adding bike lanes and pedestrian sidewalks to encourage alternative modes of transportation
“The revitalization of Mountain Road has been talked about for many years, but now we are doing it,” said Council Chair Derek Fink. “I thank the County Executive for making this a priority.”
The Mountain Road project is in addition to the County Executive’s continuation of increased funding for road maintenance. For the second year in a row, the Schuh Administration is proposing to maintain stepped-up levels of road maintenance, investing nearly $26 million in FY 2017.
The County Executive’s budget plan will undergo a series of hearings in May and face final consideration by the County Council on June 15th.