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Hearing planned on waterways permit sought for I-95 in Harford [Letter]

Editor:

We received a letter from Danielle Spendiff at the Maryland Department of Environment regarding a public information hearing. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 26, at the Abingdon Fire Hall, Station 1, 3306 Abingdon Rd. The hearing is about an application submitted by the Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) regarding the granting of a Nontidal Wetland and Waterways Permit connected to the I-95 Section 200 plan. 

According to the letter, "the public information hearing allows the applicant and interested persons the opportunity to present facts and make statements for, or against, the granting of" the permit(s). The project plans will be on display from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on June 26. The hearing will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

The letter goes on to say that "only those comments pertinent to the areas regulated by the Maryland Department of the Environment will be considered in the decision to grant or deny authorization for the project."

The permit tracking number is 2001160292.  Application number is 11-NT-0076.  For more information, you can call 410-537-3731, 1-800-633-6101 (ext. 3731) or email dspendiff@mde.state.md.us.

Carolyn and Charles Hicks

Joppa

Editor's note: The permit application goes on to state, "These improvements will include the addition of two express toll lanes (ETLs) in each direction between New Forge Road and MD 543, roadway widening from MD 543 to north of MD 22 to accommodate one general purpose lane in each direction, relocation of the existing MD 152 Park & Ride facility, and upgrades to the interchanges at MD 152, MD 24, and MD 543. Existing bridges at the crossings of Little Gunpowder Falls, Winters Run, Bynum Run, and James Run will be replaced."

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