Kemp Lane Area B

Motorists travel along Kemp Lane near Area B on Thursday.

The city of Frederick has stopped moving forward with designs for a road to run through Fort Detrick’s Area B, a 399-acre plot of land used in the mid-20th century as a test site for the Army’s biological warfare program.

Instead, the city is slowly figuring out how to improve the existing Kemp Lane — which winds past the west side of the property — to ease traffic flow in the area, said Tracy Coleman, Frederick’s deputy director of public works.

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Why would anyone buy a home in this area and it should be revealed by the seller. If not there will be law suits and costly for builders.


Reveal what, Dick? When a property is sold "as is", it is up to the purchaser to do their due diligence. That's what we had to do, at our expense, for our place.

Greg F

They already built in the cancer area with new houses in the footprint of the contaminated aquifer. Just put the road through and clean up what’s found and the blacktop will seal over it from then on.


Bravo sir! People always complain about traffic; the least point of friction moves traffic most efficiently, and that is the straight shot through Area B.

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