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Catonsville

Catonsville Trolley Trail to re-open early

A portion of a popular Catonsville hiker-biker trail is expected to re-open earlier than anticipated.

A tentative completion date for repairs at a 600-foot section along the western end of the No. 9 Trolley Trail near Westcheter Avenue has been set for June 23, nearly two months before the initial Aug. 11 estimate, said Ellen Kobler, a Baltimore County spokeswoman.

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A soft opening of trail was held the weekend of June 10, Kobler said.

The work was necessary because part of the trail was washed out during a flood last July that caused considerable damage in nearby Ellicott City, Kobler said.

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As damage was being investigated, it was discovered that a manhole was causing issues to the walkway, Kobler said. County crews started repair work at the manhole April 10 and closed the trail segment around May 1.

Kobler was unable to provide project costs or elaborate on why the project is finishing earlier than expected.


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