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Projected Baltimore Street Renovation Cost Continues to Escalate

March 31st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

When bids finally come in for the redesign of the downtown pedestrian mall, they are likely to exceed $10 million — double the original projections. In 2016, when the Cumberland City Council first  agreed to move forward with a plan to reopen the mall to vehicular traffic and limited parking, the estimated price tag for the project ranged from $3.7 to $5 million. Matt Miller, executive director of the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, provided an update during the regular monthly meeting. With the project still not put out for bid, no firm estimate is available, but it seems the latest projection of $9.5 million will be surpassed…