A section of Monocacy Boulevard on the east side of Frederick has reopened after being closed since early May because of damage from a sinkhole.

The portion of road east of the intersection of East South Street was reopened Friday morning, according to a news release from the city.

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A little off topic but I wonder when the bone jarring MARC train track crossing at Monocacy Blvd. and South St. will be addressed....


Thank you.

Greg F

City should help the nearby businesses that suffered losses through that entire time. It should never have taken anywhere near this amount of time to fix.


Agreed Greg, good point. [thumbup]


You may have a point that the hole shouldn't have happened, but it did. You are advocating for something that isn't the proper function of government. I realize that you are very liberal and loose with everyone else's money, but government doesn't exist to make people whole. If businesses had losses, that is what insurance is for. If businesses didn't plan for this type of loss, then unfortunately, they are out of luck.


Is it typical for projects like these to take over three months 2 complete?


This wasn’t typical.


Sharkey, are you involved in road construction? If not, what are you basing your comment on? Your personal information or opinions? Even on an expedited basis it will take 30-45 days to properly design, bid, evaluate, process,and issue a government contract., regardless of the level of government involved. Add that to the work time, and I am surprised that it was done as fast as it was.


Agreed, 100% Asian19. In the comments posted to this story, it was easy to see who did, and who did not, know what they were talking about when it comes to how long it takes a project like this to be completed. Bureaucratic wheels turn slowly.

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