HAMPSTEAD — A representative from the State Highway Administration attended Tuesday's meeting of the Hampstead mayor and Town Council to assure them the SHA hopes to proceed as planned with the Main Street Revitalization project in the town.
Sean Johnson, a transportation engineer with the SHA, said that the agency hoped to stick to its schedule of beginning work on the project in spring 2016 with a targeted completion date in fall 2018.
"We don't want to slip our project," Johnson said.
SHA representatives will be available to meet with residents to discuss the project beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 20, at the Hampstead Fire Company fire hall, and a presentation on the project will begin at 7 p.m.
Also during Tuesday's meeting, the council voted unanimously to take another step toward the construction of a solar power project on six acres.
The Town Council had previously viewed a presentation by solar power company Solar City concerning the installation of solar panels on six acres of land between Greenmount Church Road and Upper Forde Lane, the future location of the pump house for the North Carroll Farms Five development.
Tuesday's vote marked an agreement to begin negotiating a possible contract with Solar City based on the plan it had presented to the council, according to Hampstead Mayor Chris Nevin.