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: Eviction Moratorium Update: With CDC Extension Unlikely, What Will Happen To Renters?
Ball said it will also make it so the county won’t have to demolish any buildings.READ MORE: Bodies Of 2 Dead Children Discovered During Maryland Traffic Stop, Police Say
Leaders said the cost should be covered by a federal grant.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Tornado Watch Issued For Parts Of State
The county’s goal is to begin construction in 2022.