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Road Warriors: Brookeville Bypass named for Montgomery, Unglesbee

by Judith Hruz


Maryland Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller, a former civil engineer for the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, and State Sen. Craig J. Zucker (D-Dist. 14) of Brookeville welcome guests to the Oct. 30 dedication of the Brookeville Bypass to former District 14 Sen. Karen Montgomery and the late Brookeville Town Commissioner Clyde W. Unglesbee, both of whom fought tirelessly to get the roadway built for decades.

The $47 million roadway, which takes tens of thousands of cars off the streets of historic Brookeville each week, bypasses the town to the west. The bypass opened in May but portions are still under construction.

Miller called Montgomery and Uglesbee “two fearless advocates” for the bypass, which elected officials and town residents had lobbied for for some 50 years.

“Former Sen. Karen Montgomery and former Commissioner Clyde Unglesbee were longtime champions for constructing the Brookeville By-Pass,” said Zucker, Del. Anne Kaiser, Del. Bernice Mireku-North and Del. Pamela Queen. “Many of us witnessed the influence Senator Montgomery had on making this reality — first as an advocate, then as a senator. We applaud these two Maryland leaders and the many others who were instrumental to the success of this project.”






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