More than three years ago, officials from the State Highway Administration announced plans that will have drivers in Cecil going in circles.
One of those projects, a roundabout at Route 273 and Appleton Road. is well underway.
"The project is progressing quite nicely," said Charlie Gischlar, Public Information Officer for the Maryland State Highway Administration. "There is a four-way stop condition now and will remain throughout construction."
The next step at this roundabout include pouring the concrete to create the center island. This is expected to be completed within the next few weeks. Once that wraps up, crews will work to install lighting. Following that, the project will partially shut down. When the weather warms up, the roundabout will be completed. The target for that is late spring/early summer of next year.
The roundabouts on Maryland 281 (Red Hill Road) and Muddy Lane and Route 273 at Blue Ball Road have not yet begun. Gischlar said there are some utility issues that are being resolved. Once started, those roundabouts are expected to be completed in late spring or summer of 2018.
The roundabout at Route 273 at Appleton Road, north of Elkton, will cost $2 million. Allan Myers is the contractor.
The roundabout at Route 281 (Red Hill Road) at Muddy Lane, Elkton, will cost $3 million. Allan Myers is also the contractor for this project.
In October 2013, SHA officials announced plans for six traffic circle sites for Cecil.
• Route 272 at Route 273 (Calvert light) - There has been no movement.
• Route 273 at Blue Ball Road (Elkton)
• Route 273 at Route 213 (Fair Hill) - There has been no movement.
• Route 273 at Appleton Road (Elkton)
• Route 279 at Route 545 (Blue Ball Road, Elkton) - There has been no movement.
• Route 281 at Muddy Lane (Elkton)