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John Savich Tribute Video Now Available for Viewing

Following yesterday's initial airing of the video tribute to former County Administrator John Savich there were a number of requests for dubbed copies.

The Public Information Office has posted the video to the St. Mary's County Government YouTube channel for viewing and download. To access the video head to:

MD 246 resurfacing project has begun

After a brief weather delay, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has begun a project to resurface 2.5 miles of MD 246 (Great Mills Road) from St. Mary's Square to MD 5 (Point Lookout Road) in the Great Mills.

Work will include milling, resurfacing and restriping all through travel lanes, as well as the MD 237 (Chancellor's Run Road) tie-in with MD 246. All work will take place at night, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. During these hours a lane closure and flagging operation may be used to guide motorists safely through the work zone. On average 18,000 vehicles travel this stretch of MD 246 every day.

This work is part of a $6.1 million multiple-project "area wide" resurfacing contract awarded to Bardon/Aggregate Industries of Greenbelt. Major St. Mary's County resurfacing projects already completed under this contract include MD 234 (more than five miles), MD 6 (more than one mile) and MD 238 (nearly four miles).

Construction of FDR Boulevard between Great Mills Road and South Shangri-La Drive

The construction of FDR Boulevard between Great Mills Road and South Shangri-La Drive is finally underway. The trucks and tractors you see between Executive Salon Suites and St. Mary's Lighting are under contract to METCOM. METCOM is replacing the 50+ year old sewer line with a larger pipe and also installing a water line to serve the future site of the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad near the library. This portion of the work is expected to be completed in early May. St. Mary’s County awarded Great Mills Trading Post the contract to complete the road's construction. If METCOM’s work is finished on time, then the FDR Boulevard road, sidewalk, bike path and landscaping and decorative lighting construction project will be underway by the end of May and completed sometime this fall.

Residents can Track Development Progress with New Online Mapping System

If you've ever driven through St. Mary's County and wondered what new business or development might be coming, a new mapping system may have the answer.

The St. Mary's County Department of Land Use and Growth Management (LUGM) has developed a new online Development Map.

The map displays residential subdivisions and multi-family development; and nonresidential/commercial site plans and permits. Building permits shown on the map will be removed when a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.

Subdivisions and site plans will be shown on the map for five years following the approval or recording date.

To access the map head to: . Zoom in to the desired area and click on the symbols for specific site information.

For additional information on specific permits, site plans or subdivisions, call the Department of Land Use and Growth Management at (301) 475-4200, ext. 1500.

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