Ducketts Lane School Construction on Schedule, on Budget

A schools spokesperson said this month the new Elkridge elementary school is still on schedule to open Aug. 12.

The new elementary school being built on Ducketts Lane in Elkridge is on schedule and on budget, said Howard County schools spokesperson Rebecca Amani-Dove this week.

In addition, the exterior brick and stone of the building is scheduled to be completed in mid-June, according to Amani-Dove.

Construction on the building began in March of 2012. At the time, residents testified at a public meeting that the school's construction would cause traffic buildup and quality of life issues.

Has the school construction process on Ducketts Lane affected your life? Tell us in comments.

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    Chris M. March 16, 2013 at 06:16 PM
    I'm so pleased to see that DLES is on schedule and within budget. Looking forward to the widening of Ducketts Lane to accomodate the additional traffic, and with any luck, I'm still hopeful that the intersection of Ducketts Lane and Rt. 1 will get a traffic light before the school opens.
    Dude L April 01, 2013 at 12:08 PM
    I am very displeased about the DLES because I live right across the street where it is being constructed. How would you like it if from 7am to 3pm, Mon thru Sat, there were machines, guys yelling, jack hammers, and dump trucks across the street from you? Instead of a small forest of trees now there's this nice few of a giant brick building. As you can read in the article people didn't want this and they built it anyways. It's been a year of no peace during the day for this home owner.
    Donna s May 28, 2013 at 06:45 PM
    You must not have any children, it's a shame to act that way


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