Ownership of Rt. 410 to be Discussed at Council Meeting

Some residents fear the state will widen 410 if it is taken over.

The Takoma Park City Council will be taking up the issue of ownership of the strip of Rt. 410 that makes up Philadelphia Avenue and Ethan Allen Ave at it's meeting Monday night.

The issue has caused controversy among some residents who don't want the State Highway Administration to take over ownership of the road for fear that the heavily traveled road will be widened.

The council will discuss a memorandum of understanding that the state drafted to set up rules for the transfer of ownership.

Once the MOU is signed, SHA would proceed with plans for repaving MD 410. The state would also send the proposal to transfer ownership of Flower Avenue to the city would go to the State Board of Public Works for approval, according to a city document. Once the Board of Public Works approves the transfer, SHA would give $696,000 to the City for the Flower Avenue project, the document said.



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