Price of progress in Port
by Lisa Tome
One of Port Deposit's historic hotspots needs a closer look.
The 75 Steps, which were built in the early 1900s to connect South Main Street to High Street, are in disrepair.
"People use those steps and they are in terrible shape. People take pictures of them all the time," said Port Deposit town administrator Vicky Rinkerman.
Now the structural integrity of the steps has to be evaluated. The steps will be a key connector if Bainbridge gets developed. There are trails leading from the stairs to Bainbridge. "Those steps are in bad shape," said Rinkerman.
Project to fix Port's runoff
A major drainage overhaul in Port Deposit is about to begin.
Last week, crews from Pessoa Construction began moving equipment into Port Deposit's town hall. For the next two years, they will be in town completing a massive storm drain project.
That project is 100 percent funded by the State Highway Administration. "They will be replacing drains all along Main Street," said town administrator Vicky Rinkerman. The scope of work also includes the installation of new drainage outfalls and selective water and sewer line replacement.