ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced Thursday changes to the Ellicott City Safe & Sound plan that would extend the North Tunnel.
The extended tunnel is anticipated to reduce water on the street from approximately 3 1/2 feet to less than 1/2 foot.READ MORE: Baby Found In Back Of Car Towed From Baltimore County, Police Say
Ball said it will also make it so the county won’t have to demolish any buildings.READ MORE: Mr. Trash Wheel Celebrating 7th Birthday Next Month With Recycle Mosaic
Leaders said the cost should be covered by a federal grant.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1K New Cases & 17 Deaths Reported Sunday
The county’s goal is to begin construction in 2022.