Realignment of Butterfly Lane (Courtesy WFMD Radio)
June 13, 2019
The City of Frederick plans to extend Himes Avenue passed Butterfly Lane into the Westside Regional Park property. It will join up with Contender Way which begins in front of Butterfly Ridge Elementary School, and continue from there to Route 180.
This new road is expected to open up the Westside Regional Park property for use as a park, the city says. . The first amenity will be Sophie and Madigan’s Playground, which is named in honor of two little girls who perished in a house fire in Myersville in January, 2013.
Plans are to end Butterfly Lane at Acropolis Way and close that intersection at Route 180.
Also part of the project are installation of a water main, sanitary sewer, paths, landscaping, the installation of street and parking lot lights and forest conservation planting. The parking lot will be located north of Contender Way, city officials say.
The project is expected to be completed by November, 2020.