Cumberland Times-News

May 15, 2014

In Brief - 05/15/14

Cumberland Times-News

School board to consider bid award

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County Board of Education will meet in a special session May 16 at 7:30 a.m. at the central office, 108 Washington St., to consider awarding a bid to demolish the structures on the site of the former Sacred Heart Hospital. The bid opening was held May 13.

Baccalaureate at Allegany on Sunday

CUMBERLAND — A baccalaureate service honoring the Allegany High School class of 2014 will be held May 18 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Participating seniors will meet in the auditorium lobby at 6:40 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the lobby following the program.

U.S. Route 40 paving work continues

CLARYSVILLE — Motorists traveling east of Frostburg and west of LaVale may want to consider Interstate 68 as their route of travel for the next couple of weeks.

A $983,000 road repair project of U.S. Route 40 by Belt Paving Co. is expected to continue for the next two weeks, causing traffic to be reduced to alternating single lanes for eastbound and westbound motorists.

Traffic through the project area is controlled by a flagging operation. The project involves removal and replacement of an estimated 8,000 tons of asphalt.

The project covers an area of more than 2 miles of U.S. 40 from state Route 55 at Vale Summit Road to state Route 36 at Frostburg, according to a spokesman for the State Highway Administration.

Traffic counts by the SHA show approximately 12,000 vehicles travel U.S. 40 daily in the Clarysville and Frostburg areas.

Bloomington park to get state funding

BLOOMINGTON — The Maryland Board of Public Works approved $24,890 in Program Open Space funding Wednesday to install a walking track and pavilion at Bloomington Community Park and to refurbish the basketball court.