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FDR Boulevard Construction to Begin

Motorists on Amber Drive urged to be aware of construction vehicles

LEONARDTOWN—The construction of Phase 1A of the FDR Boulevard project, (aka reconstruction of Amber Drive), from MD 237 (Chancellors Run Road) to the Kinnegad Drive intersection in Great Mills, is set to begin on or about March 21. Construction will continue for approximately one year until the work is complete. Crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

During construction, motorists traveling on Amber Drive should expect to encounter construction vehicles and experience minor traffic delays. Drivers are asked to be alert to changes in conditions during this time. Dates and times of construction work could change due to weather conditions.

For more information, contact the St. Mary's County Department of Public Works and Transportation, Engineering Division, at 301-863-8400, ext. 3525.

St. Mary's College, Historic St. Mary's City Capital Design Advisory Committee To Hold Public Meeting, March 30

ST. MARY'S CITY—The Capital Design Advisory (CDA) Committee of St. Mary's College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary's City will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, starting 7:30 p.m. in the College's Cole Cinema, Campus Center. Discussion topics will include updates on the Route 5 Safety and Traffic Calming Project Phase II, the plans for a new academic building and auditorium and relocation of athletic fields, and the plans for new solar power arrays on campus and at HSMC's Mattapany/Kohut Way property. College staff will be on hand to talk with visitors about the various items presented. Feedback from the community will be welcomed. For the full meeting agenda, visit the CDA website at www.smcm.edu/cda/generalinformation.html

The CDA was created by St. Mary's College and Historic St. Mary's City to provide an interface for community input to their capital development planning. The CDA is charged with seeking public comment in its review of master plan and design proposals for major capital improvement and landscape projects on the St. Mary's College campus and the grounds of Historic St. Mary's City. Membership of the CDA includes representatives from community organizations, the College and HSMC.

SHA to Close Lanes this Saturday Morning at the Allentown Road / Suitland Road Intersection in Prince George's County

On Saturday morning, March 12 (weather permitting), the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (SHA) will intermittently close traffic at the intersection of MD 337 (Allentown Road) and Suitland Road in Prince George's County.

Beginning at 6 a.m., SHA will allow utility crews to intermittently close access at MD 337 and Suitland Road to remove a dormant telecommunications cable. Removing the cable will not impact telecommunications services.

Weather permitting, all lanes should reopen by 10 a.m. Saturday morning. SHA asks for your patience as crews work to complete the work. In case of inclement weather, the work will be performed Saturday, March 19.

No detours are scheduled; law enforcement will assist crews with traffic control so that the work can be performed safely.

For the latest real-time travel information, log onto www.md511.org or call 1-855-466-3511 using a hands-free device.

St. Mary's County Commemorates the Founding of Maryland March 24

LEONARDTOWN—Join the Commissioners of St. Mary's County, and the Museum Division of the Department of Recreation and Parks, for the annual Maryland Day program on Thursday, March 24. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the St. Clement's Island Museum.

The one-hour commemorative program is offered in honor of the first brave Marylanders who founded the Maryland colony at St. Clement's Island on March 25, 1634. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Featured speakers include county commissioners and Mark Belton, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, will serve as the keynote speaker. A wreath-laying ceremony follows the program at the St. Clement's Island historical marker.

Visitors to the event are invited to enjoy free admission to the museum. The site also offers a 19th century one-room schoolhouse and exterior dory boat exhibit.

Maryland Day also kicks off the summer season for the St. Clement's Island Museum and the Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park in Piney Point. Both museums will be open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through September.

The Museum Division of St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Commissioners of St. Mary's County manage the St. Clement's Island Museum. It is located at 38370 Point Breeze Road in Colton's Point at the end of route 242 south. The museum and grounds are handicap accessible.

For more information call the museum at 301-769-2222 or log on to www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.

Chas. Co. Commissioners' Quarterly Town Hall Meeting Rescheduled to April 5

LA PLATA—The quarterly Board of County Commissioners' Town Hall Meeting (District 1) previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 29 is rescheduled to Tuesday, April 5. The public is invited to attend. The purpose of town hall meetings is to take questions from those in attendance and discuss items important to the citizens and the community. All five elected County Commissioners and county department directors are scheduled to attend.

Board of County Commissioners' Town Hall Meeting (District 1)
Tuesday, April 5 at 6 p.m.
Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department (15245 Prince Frederick Road, Hughesville)

Future town hall meeting dates will be available online at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov.

For more information, contact the Public Information Office at 301-885-2779 or PressRoom@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 866-269-9006.

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