Construction on the Towson “Bike Beltway”, which uses a set of bike lanes and signage to demarcate the 4.2 miles of roads around downtown Towson, will begin this year and should be completed by June, according to a county public works official.

Stephen Weber, chief of Baltimore County’s Division of Traffic Engineering said Tuesday after a meeting of the Baltimore County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee that the contract for the work was signed last month.

The Maryland Bikeways Program gave Baltimore County a $100,000 grant — with a commitment by the county to match 20 percent of that —in July 2012. The grant was given following a proposal from the 5th District Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and creates a 4.2-mile loop that connects Towson’s shopping centers, schools and downtown area.

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