Himes Avenue Roundabout Opens

It’s the final phase of the Butterfly Lane Realignment project.

Frederick, Md (KM) There’s some good news for motorists who travel on the west side of Frederick. The City says the final phase of the Butterfly Lane Realignment project was completed on Wednesday. That means the Himes Avenue Roundabout and the connection to Contender Way is open to traffic.

Drivers are urged to be alert due to the new traffic pattern.

The City says the project involved the construction  of 2,000 linear feet of a four-lane minor arterial roadway extension of Himes Avenue by about 1,925 linear feet of a new two-lane local road (Contender Way);   roundabout with associated roadway improvements to Himes Avenue;  a one-way parking lot for a future Westside Regional Park and base widening of 1,800 linear feet of existing Butterfly Lane.

The work also included the installation of a water main;  sanitary sewer,storm; drainage systems, stormwater management facilities;  concrete sidewalks;  asphalt shared-use paths; landscaping; installation of street and parking lot lights; removal  of the traffic signal at Butterfly Lane and Jefferson Pike (Route 180); and forest conservation planting.

The Intersection of Route 180 (Jefferson Pike) and HImes  Avenue was opened in July. Also at that time, the intersection of Route 180 and Butterfly Lane was permanently closed.


By Kevin McManus