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Groundbreaking ceremony for downtown mall renovation project set for Friday afternoon

March 16th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The long awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming $15 million downtown mall renovation project is set for this Friday afternoon with Maryland Comptroller Brooke Lierman among the dignitaries expected to attend. The public is invited to the event, which will take place at the McCoury Stage on the corner of Baltimore and Liberty streets at 12:30 p.m. The project will include replacing underground utility lines and adding high-capacity fiber optics, reinstalling Baltimore Street through the mall, reconstructing the parklets and adding new trees, shrubs and flowers.  Cumberland City Councilwoman Laurie Marchini says that while neither the groundbreaking or the official start date will see the actual construction begin- the work should get underway in the second week of April….