Current Capital Improvement Program Projects
Current Bridge Replacement Projects:
Mechanics Valley Road Bridge over Little Northeast Creek, CE0017 - The project will replace the existing steel beam bridge with a new precast concrete beam bridge, concrete abutments on concrete caissons, and concrete deck. Ancillary work includes closing the road to through traffic and implementation of a temporary detour, approach roadway work, traffic safety features, storm water management facility consisting of a grass channel swale, and other associated items. The project has been awarded to Six-M Company, Inc. out of Delta, Pennsylvania. The road was closed to traffic on January 11, 2016 and it is anticipated the road will reopen to traffic late May 2016 or early June 2016. Project Manager: John Fabian
Upcoming Roadway/Bridge Projects:
Red Toad Road Roadway Improvements and Route 40 West Sanitary Sewer - This project has been bid as a roadway reconstruction and a sanitary sewer project under one contract. The roadway project consists of providing a dedicated right turn lane along westbound US 40 at the intersection with Red Toad Road. The sewer project consists of construction of a gravity sewer along the shoulder of US 40 from 200 west to 670 east of the intersection of Red Toad Road. The work will also include the construction of storm water management facilities in the median of US 40, traffic safety features, and other associated items. The majority of the work for the right turn lane will occur behind precast concrete barriers and traffic control operations will occur for the portion of work across and moving westerly past the intersection of Red Toad Road, and for the storm water work in the median of US 40. The project has been advertised, but not awarded as of late January 2016. It is anticipated the contract will be awarded soon with construction starting approximately late march 2016 or early April and continuing through early to mid-July 2016. Project Manager: John Fabian
Waibel Road over Branch of Basin Run and Waibel Road at Firetower Road Improvements, Bridge No. CE0043 - This project has been bid as a bridge replacement project and roadway reconstruction project under one contract. The bridge project will construct a new bridge on Waibel Road at approximately the same location as the existing remaining portions of the previous bridge substructure. The roadway project consists of widening Waibel Road from east of the bridge project up to the intersection of Waibel Road and Firetower Road. In addition, the roadway project will reconfigure the intersection of Waibel Road and Firetower Road into a formal four way intersection with the forth leg being the entrance to the Woodlawn Transfer Station. The project also includes ancillary work such as storm water management facilities, traffic safety features, and other associated items. The road will not be detoured and work will be performed under traffic control operations and it is anticipated there will be little to no effects on the Woodlawn Transfer Station operations. The project has been advertised, but not awarded as of late January 2016. It is anticipated the contract will be awarded soon with construction starting approximately April 2016 and continuing through October/November 2016. Project Manager: John Fabian
Razor Strap Road Bridge over Stony Run and Roadway Improvements, Bridge No. CE0072 - This project is the replacement of the currently closed and partially removed bridge over Stony Run and roadway improvements from approximately Northwoods Boulevard to Lake Side Drive. The engineering and permitting for the project is completed and currently in the process of obtaining all the necessary property easements. The project is anticipated to be advertised late 2016 or early 2017. Project Manager: John Fabian
Mechanics Valley Road Bridge over CSX Railroad, Bridge No. CE0042 - This project is the replacement of existing prestressed concrete bridge on reinforced concrete foundations over CSX railroad with a new bridge and approach roadway that will safely meet the current and future roadway needs. Identified as a Federal Funding Project it currently has funds approved for preliminary design and is in the very early alignment study stage. Pending future approval and appropriation of funds construction is anticipated to be in the 2018 Fiscal Year. Project Manager: John Fabian
Star Route Road, West Culvert Location - This project is the replacement of existing corrugated metal pipe culvert with a new reinforced concrete pipe culvert and concrete head wall. Located on Star Route Road the culvert is approximately a third of a mile east of the intersection with Leeds Road and is currently in final design and in the process of obtaining the appropriate permits. The project is also seeking additional funds in the upcoming 2017 Fiscal Year, and if funds are approved and attained, construction is anticipated to be in the Fall of 2016 and last approximately one month under full roadway detour. Project Manager: John Fabian
Lums Road Street Improvements - This project will involve widening of Lums Road between Bouchelle Road and approximately 500 feet west of Plummer Road. The project currently has funds approved for very preliminary design and roadway alignment study. The project is seeking additional funds in Fiscal Year 2017 to fully fund the engineering design and permitting phase of the project with construction funding requested in Fiscal Year 2017. Project Manager: John Fabian
Racine School Road Improvements - This project will consist of road widening and drainage improvements to upgrade Racine School Road from Old Elk Neck Road to Old Field Point Road, including intersection improvements at Old Elk Neck Road, and the replacement of a culvert at Jones Creek. The engineering and permitting for the project is completed and the project is seeking construction funding in Fiscal Year 2017. Project Manager: John Fabian
Old Field Point Road Improvements - The project limits are from Old Chestnut Road south to Breon Lane and will include widening roadway, improving horizontal and vertical alignments, drainage improvements, replacement of culverts at Jones Creek and smaller culverts at several other locations. The project is currently in final design. Project Manager: John Fabian
The following bridges are currently closed, and may be scheduled for replacement within the next several years:
Waibel Road over Basin Run (2016); Razor Strap Road over Stoney Run (2017); Rolling Mill Road over Northeast Creek, Booth Road over Grammies Run.
Current Solid Waste Projects
Central Landfill Horizontal Expansion - As is typical with landfill facilities, existing disposal capacity is a finite resource and planning for ongoing and increasing disposal demand is required in order to maintain uninterrupted operations to serve the citizens of Cecil County. Current disposal activity occurs within Cell 4 which has a remaining capacity on the order of 8 to 12 years. The horizontal expansion project consists of the design and permitting of 80+ acres comprising six (6) new disposal cells which will subsequently be constructed in phases. The proposed expansion will provide ongoing service for many decades with a total disposal capacity of approximately 16.6 million cubic yards. Currently, the County has received the required permits for expansion with the 5-phase regulatory permitting process, MDE will issue separate permits for each new cell. Project Manager: Philip Muzik
Current Waste Water Projects
North East River Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant ENR Upgrade (NRAWWTP) - The Northeast River Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is a Biological Nutrient Removal plant currently permitted for a flow of 2.0 MGD. Cecil County is being required, by the Maryland Department of the Environment, to complete a construction upgrade to meet Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) standards which require treatment to lower discharge levels. Construction is expected to begin early 2014 and the anticipated date of completion for the project is late 2016.
This project will renovate and/or reconstruct certain components of the existing plant along with constructing new treatment components, as necessary, to bring the permitted plant capacity into ENR treatment quality requirements.
The project generally consists of modifications to existing concrete process tanks, modifications to existing pump stations, construction of new buildings, flow distribution structures and process tanks, modification to existing piping or installation of new piping, installation of new equipment, power distribution, instrumentation and controls, HVAC and plumbing, yard piping and site work. A highlight of the upgrade is the implementation of Membrane Bioreactor technology that utilizes semi permeable membranes to increase efficiency and facilitates expansion of the plant as that becomes necessary. Project Manager: Jonathan Pohlman
Principio Sanitary Sewer Subdistrict North Interceptor - The Principio Sanitary Sewer Subdistrict North Interceptor project will replace a problematic section of sewer line that serves the Chesapeake House Rest Area on I-95. The current gravity sewer, constructed in 1974, conveys wastewater to the County's Stoney Run interceptor sewer. One section of this line runs through woodlands and wetlands and over inaccessible terrain which makes it difficult, if not impossible, to maintain. It has had a history of clogging and sewer overflows. Another portion of the sewer to be abandoned runs under and alongside the CSX railroad where railroad maintenance activities and general embankment erosion has impacted the integrity of the sewer line.
The proposed sewer will connect with the existing sewer in Principio Parkway East in the Principio Business Park, redirecting flow to the Principio Sanitary Sewer Subdistrict. The new sewer will be provided with a service road that will allow the County's Wastewater Division vehicles access to the entire alignment in order to maintain the sewer. The existing sewer will be abandoned-in-place in accordance with County and CSX Standards.
The duration of the project is approximately nine months and construction is expected to begin in late Winter or early Spring 2014. Project Manager - Jonathan Pohlman.