Crews have finished the final phase of Dolfield Boulevard in Owings Mills, connecting Reisterstown Road with Lakeside Boulevard.
The last half-mile of the four-lane highway opened to traffic this week with a ceremony by Baltimore County officials. They say the road -- which runs from I-795 to Reisterstown Road -- opened a year ahead of schedule and will help divert traffic from many residential streets.
"Thanks to this project, not only will Owings Mills be easier to drive through, but now people can commute to work and run errands without creating congestion on their neighbors' streets," County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement.
All phases of the project cost a total of $16 million.
Also in the area, the county plans to start the second phase of an Owings Mills Boulevard extension in October, from Winands Road to Liberty Road. On Monday, the County Council is scheduled to vote on a $2 million contract with Columbia Gas Transmission to move two natural gas pipelines to accommodate the project.
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