road closed

July 27, 2020

I went off grid yesterday. Well, mostly off grid. I posted Sunday’s Inspiration yesterday morning, then shut everything down. It was a much needed break, that I thoroughly enjoyed. Not that I’m over stressed, overworked or anything…just needed a break.

One thing I did do yesterday, was go to the gas station to get gas for the lawn mower. One of the main roads near me, Butterfly Lane, has been dead ended at 180/Prospect Hall. They said they were going to do this, we just weren’t sure when. This has been in the works for a couple of years now. The photos included were taken on the way home from the gas station.

I know you can barely see the sidewalk at the end of Butterfly Lane, but it’s there. All the sidewalk on the right is new. There no longer is a light here, but rather a little further up the road…
This whole area is going through changes.

When the condos went in a few years ago, the plan was to dead end the road here. So much traffic going in and out, the only thing to do is divert the traffic. I’m sure there will be other photos in the future.

In the photo below…

This road will be named Himes Ave, as you will be able to tell in the map below.

A new road. This area used to be a farm, you can see the silo and farm house to the right, as well as a water tower. Where I live, is on the mountain range, somewhere near the middle.

There’s a tower between the silo and the water tower that we can not figure out the purpose of. It’s made of concrete block and has what looks like metal(?) cross beams at the top.

This whole area, that used to be a farm, is being turned into a park, which will include wetlands, nature reserve, swimming pools, and multi use areas. Among other things.

Thank goodness no housing is going up on this farm!

road closed

They will eventually reopen this part of Butterfly Lane. My guess is they closed it so they could get some much needed work done. There is another way to get to the closed part, if need be. Local traffic only. A little further down the road, there is a gas station, just beyond the water tower, with a light. The road we were just on (with the mountains in the background) will also come out at that light.

We just basically made a big circle.

Depending on how things go, and how bad traffic gets, we will probably avoid this road as much as possible in the future. There is a back road that will take us around all this, avoiding most of the traffic.

Butterfly Lane | The City of Frederick, MD - Official Website
the purple line is where Butterfly Lane has been closed and the new condos are
the red line is where I took the picture of the mountain ridge from
the blue line is the part that is temporarily closed right now
the broken orange line will eventually connect to Butterfly Lane

“Change is the only constant in life”
~ Heraclitus

hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!

2 Comments on “road closed

  1. Who knew that road construction could be so interesting. It usually isn’t but you can make anything come to life. I really enjoyed your post today. I am glad you took a break from your electronics, as it is necessary to enjoy the world in real time. I took a few days off as well and just walked and took photos and drew and painted. What a blast. Sending you lots of love. xoxo

    • Thanks! Love to you too!
      I wasn’t sure how it would work out, but I like it. A little bit of a break from all the nature photos I’ve been taking and mostly focused on 🙂

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