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Current Capital Improvement Program Projects

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Current Roadway/Bridge Projects:

Razor Strap Road Bridge over Stony Run and Roadway Improvements, Bridge No. CE0072
This project is currently under construction and consists of two main phases. Phase 1 is from Northwoods Boulevard to Parker Place and includes construction of a new bridge over Stoney Run, roadway reconstruction and widening, and drainage improvements. Phase 1 will be completed by mid-to-late December 2017. Please note the road will remain closed to through traffic and at the end of the Phase 1 the new East Crossing neighborhood at Parker Place will now be directed towards Red Toad Road.

Phase 2 is from Lakeside Drive to Parker Place and includes construction of a new culvert, roadway reconstruction and widening, and drainage improvements. Phase 2 will be completed by early-to-mid July 2018. When Phase 2 is complete through traffic access to and from Red Toad Road and Lakeside Drive will be open to the public.
Project Manager: John Fabian

Upcoming Roadway/Bridge Projects:

Replacement of Bohemia Church Road Culverts
This project is the replacement of three existing deteriorated corrugated metal pipe culverts with new reinforced concrete pipes with concrete headwalls and wingwalls, and associated roadway work. Two culverts are located between Christopher Road and Worsell Manor Road, and the third is located approximately 1000 feet west of the intersection with Church Road. The project will be advertised in February/March 2018 with construction beginning in June 2018. Two different detours will be required during construction and the first will implemented after Cecil County Public Schools have recessed for the summer.
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. The project is in the preliminary design phase that will position a new bridge to the west of the existing bridge. Identified as a Federal Funding Project the County must complete the design in phases and receive Federal approval before moving to semi-final design. Pending future approval and appropriation of funds construction is anticipated to be in Fiscal Year 2020.
Project Manager: John Fabian
Mechanics Valley Road Bridge CE0042 Public Meeting Information

Lums Road Street Improvements
This project will involves the widening of Lums Road between Bouchelle Road and approximately 500 feet west of Plummer Road near the bridge over Northeast Creek. The project is currently in final design and environmental permitting. Property acquisition phase and contact with property owners is set to begin in January/February 2018. The project is seeking construction funds in Fiscal Year 2019 and if approved the project will be advertised for construction in June/July 2018 and construction complete by end of 2018
Project Manager: John Fabian
Lums Road Street Improvement Public Meeting Information 

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 has been approved for construction. The project will be advertised in January/February 2018 with construction beginning May/June 2018 and completed at the end of 2018. A detour will be required during construction and will be implemented after Cecil County Public Schools have recessed for the summer.
Project Manager: John Fabian
Racine School Road Improvements Public Meeting Information

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 roadway alignments, drainage improvements, replacement of culverts at Jones Creek and smaller culverts at several other locations. The project is currently in final design and permitting. Property acquisition phase is underway and the County's consultant Property Specialists, JMT, has started at the south end of the project limits and will be moving north in three phases. Presently, JMT is contacting affected property owners between Breon Lane to Tomax Lane.
Project Manager: John Fabian
Old Field Point Road Improvements Public Meeting Information - March 2013
Old Field Point Road Improvement Update

 

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:  Craig Marker

Current Waste Water Projects:

 Harbour View Wastewater Treatment Plant
This project will replace a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that has exceeded its useful life. It consist of constructing a new WWTP outside of the 100-year floodplain and will incorporate a membrane bioreactor package plant that will treat wastewater to Enhanced Nutrient Removal levels. The WWTP is permitted for 65,000 gpd. It will not serve new development but only the existing houses that are already on sewer and those parcels in the Harbour View development shown as S-1 on the County's Master Water and Sewer plan. The project will improve water quality, eliminate potential public health concerns and help meet the nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load for the Elk River.
Project Manager: Jonathan Pohlman

Port Deposit Wastewater Treatment Plant and Pump Station/Force main/Gravity Effluent Outfall
The project will construct a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), sewage pumping station, force main and gravity effluent outfall. The WWTP will be capable of treating wastewater to Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) levels and will replace the existing, fifty-year old WWTP. The new plant will be constructed out of the Susquehanna Flood zone at a higher elevation to eliminate the risk of failure during high water releases from the Conowingo Dam.

It will be designed to be expandable to treat wastewater from future development at the Bainbridge site and for taking mobile home parks off of failed or failing onsite treatment systems.

The new plant will be constructed in phases. The first phase will have a capacity of 150,000 gpd (i.e., the current permitted limit). It will be designed to facilitate expansion up to 900,000 gpd as future need requires.
Project Manager: Jonathan Pohlman

 

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