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Major Transportation Link Supports Economic Development

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz today cut a ceremonial ribbon to officially open Campbell Boulevard Phase 2, a major transportation link from Route 40 to Bird River Road that will, in coming years, help connect White Marsh Boulevard to Philadelphia Road, improve traffic flow and support economic development in an already expanding area.       

“This one-mile section of new road is a major infrastructure addition for the community and the County. It will relieve congestion at key intersections – such as Middle River Road and Route 40 – and provide greater access for residents and business,” Kamenetz said.  

Phase 2 map

Construction Phases

The new section of roadway, which was officially opened at today’s 11 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony, was built in three stages beginning in the spring of 2014. The completed Phase 2 is three lanes wide and cost $6.8 million for engineering, land acquisition and construction. It is just under one mile long, and includes a 220-foot long bridge over White Marsh Run, 3,000 feet of water main and sidewalks.

Campbell Boulevard will run for three miles when the full scope of the plan is realized. The project will include three bridges, water utilities, improved storm water management, sidewalks and numerous intersection improvements.

Campbell Blvd map - all phases

Owings Mills and Towson Development, Responsible Pet Ownership, Lead Paint Hazards and Resources

The November edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” highlights the following topics:

Update on Owings Mills and Towson – County Executive Kevin Kamenetz shares the latest on major development and upgrades underway in Towson and Owings Mills.

Responsible Pet Ownership – County veterinarian Dr. Melissa Jones shares resources for pet owners and adoption opportunities for all (with a special Pets for Vets promotion all month for veterans). Spoiler alert – adorable kittens co-star in this segment!

Lead Paint Poisoning – Did you know that any pre-1978 home could have dangerous lead paint? Get the facts and learn about resources to protect your family.

View streaming video of the Hello Baltimore County shows.

In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

  • Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Noon, 9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1 p.m., 8 p.m.
  • Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
  • Sundays: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.                                        

Companies Show Quality of County Business Community

Potomac Photonics in the bwtech@UMBC Research & Technology Park and Dunbar Security Solutions in Hunt Valley have been recognized with the 2015 Baltimore County New Directions Award. 

The annual award is made to companies that exemplify the quality and future direction of the County’s business community. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will present the awards November 19, at the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame ceremony.

"We are proud to recognize Potomac Photonics and Dunbar Security Solutions as leaders in Baltimore County’s technology community,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “Both companies demonstrate the importance of seizing growth opportunities.”

Potomac Photonics is a manufacturer of micro machined parts used in medical, biotech and electronic devices. Located at the bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park, the entrepreneurial firm is growing its export business and adding new equipment with the assistance of a $150,000 High Technology loan from Baltimore County.

Dunbar Security Solutions, a subsidiary of Dunbar Armored that includes the parent company’s cyber, alarm system and central station monitoring services, is expected to expand its Hunt Valley workforce from 40 to 100 over the next four years. Dunbar Security Solutions is adding office space on Schilling Road to accommodate this anticipated growth.

Potomac Photonics and Dunbar Security Solutions join previous New Directions Award winners that include Social Solutions, Firaxis Games, Nations Photo Lab and Pharmaceutics International, Inc.

County Chamber Business Hall of Fame Inductees

In addition to the New Directions award, the Community College of Baltimore County and Kenneally & Company, certified public accountants, will be inducted into the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame at the November 19 ceremony at Hayfields Country Club.

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