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Thursday, June 30, 2011

ICC Environmental Projects to Begin

WTOP radio reported that the Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) will begin the following projects to protect or enhance the environment as part of the construction of the InterCounty Connector/MD200:

  • Create 15 acres of wetlands on Seneca Creek at Brink Road and Huntmaster Road and enhance nearly one-and-a-half acres of existing wetlands.  The project should be completed in about a year.
  • Restore a 1,000-foot stream at Meadowbrook Local Park in Chevy Chase.  The one-year project will eliminate fish migration barriers to Rock Creek caused by sharp drops in the stream bed.
  • Plant 15 acres of new trees at the Reddy Branch and South Germantown Recreational Park and create 16 acres of forest at six sites near Spencerville Road and Good Hope Road in Cloverly.
  • Improve the quality of water entering the Upper Paint Branch watershed by upgrading roadside ditches. The work is expected to be completed by late summer.
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