Anne Arundel County and Fort George G. Meade Enter into Historic Agreement
Annapolis, MD (March 13, 2006) - Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens and Fort George G. Meade Installation Commander Colonel Kenneth O. McCreedy together announce a Memorandum of Understanding, signed today, which will provide the framework to plan, design and construct critical water infrastructure in West County and the widening of Route 175.
"This agreement is historic," said County Executive Owens. "The MOU formalizes the cooperative working relationship between Fort Meade and the County for water system infrastructure. This will allow us to provide service to this critical area of the County."
"We have a window right now where we can get things set up properly in anticipation of what's coming and then fully capitalize on the development that occurs after," McCreedy said. "It's an exciting time."
Several projects outlined in the MOU will border Fort
Meade and Maryland Routes 32 and 175. Public work improvements call for an Anne Arundel County 36-inch transmission main and 16-inch discharge transmission main to run through Fort Meade along MD Route 175 that will transfer water from the Crofton Water Treatment Plant to the Glen Burnie Water Service area; a 24-inch transmission main along MD Route 32 and portions of Fort Meade; and installation of a county Water Booster Pumping Station.
Both Colonel McCreedy and County Executive Owens agree today's signing also recognizes the common goal of providing highway improvements. Transportation needs will improve through the widening of Annapolis Road (Route 175) along the Fort Meade boundary (Baltimore Washington Parkway and Telegraph Road Route 170). Fort Meade will be primarily affected from Ridge Road (MD Route 713) to MD Route 32.