Current Capital Improvement Program Projects

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Current Roadway/Bridge Projects:

Upcoming Roadway/Bridge Projects:

Mechanics Valley Road Bridge over CSX Railroad, Bridge No. CE0042
This project is the replacement of an 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.  Preliminary design is complete and a new bridge will be positioned to the west of the existing bridge, and the intersection of Mechanics Valley Road and Bouchelle Road will be raised to improve the intersection sight distance.  The County is in the process of completing the last requirements to obtain approval for semi-final and final design using Federal Funds, and it is anticipated semi-final design will start in late January 2019 or early February 2019. Pending design completion, property acquisitions, and utility relocations, construction is anticipated to start in late in Fiscal Year 2020 or early in Fiscal Year 2021.

Project Manager: John Fabian
Mechanics Valley Road Bridge CE0042 Public Meeting Information

Lums Road Street Improvements
This project 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 engineering and permitting in nearly complete, and property acquisition phase is currently underway. The project is seeking construction funds in Fiscal Year 2020 and, if approved, and if the property acquisitions are completed the project will be advertised and construction begin in Fiscal Year 2020.

Project Manager: John Fabian
Lums Road Street Improvement Public Meeting Information 

Oldfield Point Road Improvement
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 currently underway with the County’s consultant Property Specialists.  Funding for construction is scheduled to be approved in Fiscal Year 2023. 

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:

Construct CECO to Cherry Hill

This project will construct a wastewater pump station and forcemain and will take the existing CECO Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) out of service.  The new pump station and force main will convey flow from the Manchester Park Collection System to Cecil County’s manhole 1611 on Academy Drive, which feeds into the sewer network leading to the Cherry Hill WWTP. The force main, which is approximately one mile in length and runs from the pump station to manhole 1611 will be installed primarily by open cut trenching, however, horizontal directional drilling is required at two locations to minimize disturbances at stream crossings.

 A second phase of the project (if funded) will be the decommissioning of the existing wastewater treatment plant which consists of two lagoons and miscellanous mechanical equipment. The disposition of the site will be determined during the Phase 2 design. Phase 1 of the project is currently out to bid with bids being due on May 7, 2019. Construction is expected to start late in the summer of 2019 and be completed early 2020.

Project Manager: Jonathan Pohlman

Elkton West Sanitary Sewer Subdistrict Phase 1- Marley Road Sewer Extension
Marley Road Sewer Extension is the first phase of construction for the Elkton West Sanitary Sewer subdistrict. The project will extend gravity sewer from an existing tie-in location located at the entrance of AUI Power along the south side of Route 40 approximately 1000’ east of the Marley Road intersection.  Gravity sewer will also be extended approximately 700’ up Marley Road north of Route 40.

The project includes construction of approximately 540 LF of 8” gravity sewer piping and 2,620 LF of 12” gravity sewer piping.  The project includes but is not limited to installation of sewer piping, manhole(s), sanitary sewer house connections up to the right of way line, a jack and bore under Route 40, paving restoration, and maintenance of traffic.

Project Manager:  Craig Marker

Harbour View Wastewater Treatment Plant
This project will replace a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that has exceeded its useful life. It consists 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

Route 40 West Sanitary Sewer Extension

This project is intended to provide sanitary sewer service for future development along the Route 40 business corridor from Route 272 to the east of Cool Springs Road. It is the County’s intent to extend sanitary sewer service to the area in phases over time to protect public health and the environment and to help facilitate economic development.

Phase 1 and Phase 2 are the subject of an upcoming public hearing and propose to extend sanitary sewer service to portions of the US 40 corridor which are not currently served by sanitary sewer, including:

  • 2867 to 2680 Pulaski Highway on the north side of Route 40 (Phase 1)
  • Parcel 908 to 258 Wells Camp Road on the south side of Route 40 (Phase 1)
  • 3105 Pulaski Highway to Parcel 819 on the north side of Route 40 (Phase 2)
  • Parcel 863 to 3040 Pulaski Highway on the south side of Route 40 (Phase 2)

Project Manager: Jonathan Pohlman

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