Long-awaited bypass opens in Washington County


Washington County’s Southern Boulevard is officially open to traffic as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Work on the road, unofficially known as the ‘Funkstown bypass,’ began in 2016. It serves as a cut-through between East Oak Ridge Drive and Frederick Street.

The project cost about  $7 million, with a portion of the funding coming from the State of Maryland Department of Transportation. 

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