The Roadway Classification Map from Frederick City's 2020 Comprehensive Plan, showing two options for the remaining segment of Christopher's Crossing between Whittier and the Golden Mile: through or around Area B.
For more than a decade, the City of Frederick has been planning on completing the loop around most of the city made by Monocacy Boulevard and Christopher’s Crossing, connecting Christopher’s Crossing and Old Camp Road by extending Christopher’s Crossing south from Whittier straight through Fort Detrick’s Area B, running within yards of disposal areas containing dangerous contamination. That's a problem.
The City’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan calls for consideration of the environmental hazards at Fort Detrick's Area B, with an alternative route that doesn't go through Area B and other measures. But the City's draft Fiscal Year 2023 budget does not yet reflect these priorities. Unchanged from previous years, the Capital Improvement Plan dedicates $15 million to be spent on construction of the road on the route planned through Area B in 2024. Take action today: email the Mayor and Board of Aldermen your comments on the City’s budget and Area B!
Please take a moment to personalize your message:
Are you living near Area B and concerned about the potential environmental and health risks of roadway construction?
Do you remember when the contamination was discovered in the 1990s, when contaminants were being excavated in the 2000s, or even when initial contamination occurred in the 60s and 70s?
Are you concerned that the city would waste enormous amounts of money on complex and environmentally-risky construction through a Superfund site when there are cheaper, safer alternatives immediately available?
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