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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Roads Open with New Traffic Pattern as part of the Butterfly Lane Realignment

The City of Frederick is excited to announce upcoming road openings and new traffic patterns as part of the Butterfly Lane Road realignment. On Friday, July 17, 2020, the intersection of MD-180 and Himes Ave will open, along with Contender Way and the new Himes Ave extension. The existing intersection of Butterfly Lane and MD-180 will be permanently closed to traffic.

This alignment project is designed to improve traffic flow and prepare for the planned growth at nearby Westside Regional Park. The project, completed by contractor Kinsley Construction Inc., included the construction of a four-lane extension of Himes Avenue, a new two-lane road (Contender Way), and one new parking lot for the future Westside Regional Park. The project also involved the installation of a water main, a sanitary sewer, a storm drainage system, stormwater management facilities, sidewalks and shared-use paths, landscaping, installation of street and parking lot lights, and forest conservation plantings. This realignment is being completed in coordination with MDOT SHA Contract No. FR6785171.

The final portion of this project involves the completion of a roundabout and the widening of the existing Butterfly Lane between McCain Drive and Himes Avenue (to be completed in November 2020).

Drivers are advised to use caution and remain alert on the new roadways and drive at safe speeds. Additional information is available at

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