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SHA To Resurface Rt. 219, Add Turn Lane In Oakland

Jun. 6, 2013


The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin a resurfacing project on U.S. Rt. 219 (Third Street) in Oakland on Monday, June 10. The work is expected to take about two weeks, weather permitting.

SHA will resurface Rt. 219 between Oak and East Orchid streets. In addition, work crews will restripe the roadway to add a southbound left-turn lane on the highway between East Pennington and East Center streets.


This change, added to the project in response to citizen requests, will improve traffic flow by creating a separate lane for traffic making left turns into McDonald’s and Sheetz and onto East Center Street, noted Anthony Crawford, District 6 engineer.

“As crews start work out on the road, we ask for drivers to use extra caution and allow some additional travel time to get through the work zone,” he said. “This is a relatively short-term project, so it is all the more important to remain alert since every day there will be changes.”

Working hours for the project are tentatively set for 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. During those hours, a flagging operation will be in place to alternate the traffic direction on Rt. 219/Third Street, and parking will be prohibited along the roadway.

“Motorists should anticipate delays and use extra caution in the work zone,” Crawford stressed. “When the work is complete, the daily average of more than 11,000 motorists who use this section of U.S. 219 will travel on a smoother, safer pavement surface with fresh, bright lines.”

The work is being performed by Keystone Lime Company Inc. of Springs, Pa., under SHA’s $4 million areawide paving contract in Garrett County.

Anyone with questions about traffic operations along Rt. 219 or other state numbered routes in Garrett County may call SHA’s District 6 office at 301-729-8400 or toll free at 800-760-7138.

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Who I Am My name is Jay Ferguson, and I am a lifelong resident of the Deep Creek Lake area. I am also co-owner of the real estate side of Taylor Made. I have been in the real estate business for 21+ years now and I LOVE what I do! I have to say, my career really took off when I co-founded the real estate side of Taylor Made in 2014. Its been an amazing experience, building a real estate company from the ground up and achieving so much so quickly! In August 2016, we purchased Long & Foster Real Estate Deep Creek, where I had started my career in 2000. In 2018, we on-boarded virtually every agent from Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty as they closed up shop and the real estate family grew even more! We now have over 40 sales agents and have expanded to West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well. Taylor Made is the #1 vacation rental company at Deep Creek with over 475 vacation rental homes, and over one hundred thousand yearly visitors. Its amazing what we have accomplished using the principles of honesty, teamwork and customer service! Personally, my wife Jessica and I enjoy traveling and especially spending time in the outdoors, hiking and exploring the many diverse areas that Garrett County is naturally blessed with. We have raised two wonderful children here, Kayleah (22) and Noah (13). In the summer, we love spending time on the water with friends & family and enjoying the lake life! We are both active in our church, our community & local school activities, and we fill our schedule with plenty of volunteer efforts. I currently serve on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity. I am proud to say that I was named Deep Creek Time’s Favorite ‘Community Champion’ in 2019. I was also named Garrett County Realtor of the Year in 2018-19, as well. I really enjoy promoting my hometown. I am very proud of the resort area that has developed over my lifetime and look forward to growing the area even more! Deep Creek Lake has been described as ‘The Lake Tahoe of the east', and I think that speaks volumes about the potential to own property here! Deep Creek Lake isn't really a town or city by itself; it's comprised of three towns: Oakland, Swanton & McHenry, Maryland. I am very passionate about my hometown and am impressed with how many people know about it as we travel around the country. Deep Creek Lake is an amazing place to visit and even better place to live! During the pandemic in 2020, our market exploded and more and more people left their primary residence in the city to live here permanently. With distance learning in schools and tele-commuting becoming the ‘norm’, many more people were drawn to the area to ‘live where they love to play’. Why You Want Me Working for You: In addition to being an owner, I am consistently one of the top-producing agents in the entire area and the Associate Broker of record for Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales. I have 21+ years of experience and I am a problem solver. There aren’t many situations that I have not encountered and I have a strategy for almost every scenario that you may encounter. I have extensively trained in all areas of real estate & emerging technologies, and also have trained as an appraiser, as well as served as a full-time Broker. I have a strong knowledge of the industry, as well as many trusted local contacts & affiliations that allow me to perform at a very high level and deliver results. I have a great deal of respect for my peers in this industry and have strong working relationships that I would love to put to work for you. Call me to discuss your situation - I know I can be of great service to you & others you care about! Honesty. Integrity. Results.