He said the project does not make sense because SHA does not have money to widen the Route 40 overpass, which is where it is needed.

"They don't have money to do the job right," he said. "I think it's a waste of money."

The mentality, he said, is "when you have BRAC money, let's spend it."

Braerman added he is "not fine" with the razing of the 16 houses.


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"They are nice, well-maintained," he said.

Cathleen and Robert Bartholomew, of Colaine Drive, also are unsure the project would alleviate traffic and wish it would include more pedestrian improvements.

Robert Bartholomew said people have been killed at the Beards Hill intersection, and more sidewalks are needed along Route 22 connecting Middleton Road to Graceford Drive.

"Aberdeen has people who walk because they have to," he said. "I think if they are going to do this, they need to put in more sidewalks."

He nevertheless understood why the project is happening.

"BRAC created the traffic and we are accommodating the traffic," he said. "We have no choice."

George Rusche said his home backs up to Route 22, and he could lose part of his yard.

"I don't like the idea at all," he said, although he does like the possibility of a noise wall.

"You are taking away nature and putting in construction that you are looking at," he said about the effect of the project. "I am not happy about any of it."

Diagrams of the proposed project are expected to be on the SHA website soon. For more information, contact Lindsay Bobian, 410-545-8765 or lbobian@sha.state.md.us, or visit http://www.roads.maryland.gov.