It’s finally open and I took it home tonight.
The $107 million project has been in development since 2005 and will open in phases, according to the State Highway Administration.
SHA cleared the following today:
• the Md. 85 exit through the new interchange;
• East Street, from I-70 to South Street;
• a new ramp from eastbound I-70 to the northbound Md. 85 exit and East Street;
• a new ramp from southbound East Street and the Md. 85 exit to eastbound I-70.
After the holidays, sections of Monocacy Boulevard will be opened and ramps will be swapped. By spring 2010, the entire project should be complete and open to the public, said John Huchrowski, an SHA assistant district engineer.
Also here is some video of the ribbon cutting with Governor O’Malley.