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Downtown Mall Project Eyes March 1st to Break Ground

June 11th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

March 1st is the new goal to see construction get underway on the Baltimore Street access project. It was announced last month that delays in the design process was the reason that plans to break ground in October had to be put on hold.  The project  will include the replacement of underground utility lines  and adding one-way traffic and limited parking on the downtown mall.  During meetings this week,  Cumberland Economic Development Corporation executive director Paul Kelly said that given not much work could have been accomplished during the winter months, the construction delay is relatively minor- with a late summer of 2022 opening still projected.  The price tag has ballooned to an estimated $9.6 million- but Mayor Ray Morriss notes that is always subject to change…

9 Responses to “Downtown Mall Project Eyes March 1st to Break Ground”

  1. June 11, 2020 at 8:07 am, Dan said:

    Yep, gonna balloon higher cause of the late start.

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  2. June 11, 2020 at 8:50 am, mac said:

    If I remember correctly the cost estimate was $9.2 million and now it has risen to $9.6 million. By March it will have rise to over $10 million.

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    • June 11, 2020 at 9:57 am, Jay said:

      Moriss says we don’t know what the exact cost will be. One thing is for certain – it will not go down.

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      • June 11, 2020 at 12:05 pm, mac said:

        > Way back when all of this started the projected cost estimate was $4 million and I’m not talking 5 years ago.

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    • June 11, 2020 at 1:31 pm, Joe Wellberg said:

      > Inflation thanks to the stay at home crowd and their paranoid anti-work ideology

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      • June 11, 2020 at 2:30 pm, Jay said:

        112K deaths and 2 million infections tend to do that.

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        • June 11, 2020 at 3:04 pm, Dan said:

          I was wondering when a liberal was going to chime in on the fake COVID outbreak.

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          • June 11, 2020 at 3:56 pm, mac said:

            > Is that what Fox and WCBC told you?

          • June 11, 2020 at 11:36 pm, Fedup said:

            Go drink your bleach like a good trumpie>

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