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Lewis Lane work to go ahead without street direction changes in Grace Manor

The planned reconstruction of Havre de Grace's Lewis Lane from Route 40 through the CSX crossing, which was delayed by a controversy over proposed traffic changes in the Grace Manor community, is set to move forward. Traffic patterns won't change.

The work will start on July 16 and is expected to last up to 7 1/2 weeks, public works director Larry Parks said.

"There will be no traffic pattern changes in Grace Manor or Havre de Hills other than access to Route 40," Parks wrote in an e-mail. "That is to say[,] Lewis Lane will be closed from the CSX to Route 40 while construction is underway."

Parks' original idea of making the two main streets through...