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Baltimore Street Project Carrying Moving Price Tag

February 18th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The project carried an original estimated price tag of $3.5 to $5 million- but city officials are now acknowledging that $12.5 million is in the budget for the renovation of the downtown pedestrian mall . The price isn’t the only moving target with the planned groundbreaking also having been shifted on numerous occasions. During the most recent discussions a late 2022 or spring 2023 construction startup date was identified as the goal. Although the last cost estimate for the project was in the $9.7 million range, Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss said the strategy is to allow the city the ability to adapt if fiscal circumstances change..