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Engineering Projects

The following is a list of current engineering projects by council district. This information is updated on a monthly basis. We also provide an interactive map to view the location of projects.

For more information about the projects below, email engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov and include the name of the project as it appears below as the subject line of your email.

Council District 1

Sewer Rehabilitation in Catonsville

Baltimore County is rehabilitating more than 60,000 feet of sanitary sewer line in Catonsville. Work started in late August. The cleaning and lining project, is expected to be finished before the end of 2022 and will cost $4 million. Crews from the County's contractor (SAK Construction) will be working in the neighborhood east of North Rolling Road and south of the Baltimore National Pike (Route 40) in Catonsville. Residents can expect minimal, short-term disturbance as work proceeds and may be asked to move parked vehicles or reduce their waste water discharge for a few hours while sewer pipes are being relined.

Water Main Replacement

Baltimore County is replacing 7,000 feet of failing, cast-iron water main at two locations: Maiden Choice Lane (between Kenwood Avenue and Wilkens Avenue) and Kenwood Avenue (between Maiden Choice and Wilkens Avenue). The new 12-inch and eight-inch diameter lines will cost $2.3 million. The project is about 55 percent finished.

Lower Powder Mill Interceptor Rehabilitation

Baltimore County began the rehabilitation of the Lower Powder Mill Sewer Interceptor in April. The line is 5,535 feet long and the project is expected to take more than a year. The estimated cost is $4,625,368 and it is about one percent finished.

Washington Boulevard Water Main

Baltimore County is replacing an old 16-inch diameter water main on Washington Boulevard (between Clark Boulevard and the CSX railroad tracks) which has been prone to breaking. The project (1,200 feet of new pipe) is about 50 percent complete and is currently on hold. The old pipe dates from 1950; the new pipe will cost $400,000.

Patapsco Sewer Shed Basin 33 Relief Sewer

Public Works is building a new sewer line south of I-70 in Patapsco State Park.The project will take a year to complete and will cost $10,967,777. It is 98 percent finished.

Powder Mill Relief Sewer

Baltimore County is investing $4,627,585 to improve the sewer system from Liberty Road to Gwynndale Avenue. Work began in September 2019 and is about 95 percent complete. Crews are waiting to remove temporary roads in order to complete the project. 

Council District 2

Water Line Extension at Glencliffe Circle and Old Court Road

Baltimore County contractors are extending water service to 12 houses on Clencliffe Circle and Old Court Road. The project will cost about $400,000 and will run 1,783 feet. Work began in April and is about 90 percent complete.

Pedestrian Study for Pikesville

Baltimore County has hired a consultant to perform a desk audit in Pikesville to assess pedestrian conditions and to learn if improvements can and should be made to enhance traffic engineering design for walkers, bicyclists and drivers. The consultant will be reviewing accident histories and the examination will include all facets of traffic control, including signals and crosswalks, taking note of bicycle and pedestrian movements. One of the goals of the study is to create a context in which to safely coordinate crosswalks with present and future traffic conditions. The project is temporarily on hold until traffic patterns return to normal. The consultant plans to begin data collection in September and a report is expected in November.

Water Line on Falls Road

The Department of Public Works and Transportation plans to replace 11,000 feet of water line on Falls Road between the Beltway and the City line. The project, which will cost approximately $14 million and is scheduled to begin this fall. The replacement of the line—parts of which are more than 90 years old—will improve the reliability of the system. Much of the construction will be done between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., and ingress and egress will be coordinated with ( and provided for) all property owners within the project's limits.

Water in the Dumbarton Neighborhood, Pikesville

Baltimore County is relining and cleaning more than 16,000 feet of water line under 27 streets in Dumbarton. The project, managed in two phases, is about 90 percent complete and will cost $4.2 million. Work is expected to be completed by the end of summer.

Council District 3

Sewer Relining Project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson

Baltimore County started an extensive sewer relining project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson in May (the Gunpowder Project). It's 10 percent complete. More than 12 miles of sanitary sewer pipe will be relined during the next year and a half. The project will cost about $5.8 million. Most of the work will be below ground with minimal impacts to communities. However, with any project of this scale, there may be some traffic or parking issues and occasional chemical odors.

Sewer Pumping Station in Cockeysville

Baltimore County is modernizing the Cockeysville Pumping Station. Work began in April (2020). Modifications will take about a year and a half to finish and will cost $5,215,000. The project is 98 percent complete..

Council District 4

New Water Line on Reisterstown Road

Baltimore County is installing a new 36-inch diameter water line on Reisterstown Road between Rosewood Avenue and Pleasant Hill Road. Work on the new supply main, designed to serve the Owings Mills and Reisterstown area, is 88 percent complete and is scheduled to be finished by the spring. The cost is about $9 million.

Rehabilitation for Old Court Road Bridge

Baltimore County will rehabilitate the Old Court Road Bridge (50 feet long) over Bens Run (Bridge B-0237) near Northwest Hospital this summer. The project, will take about a year to complete and cost $2 million and will include replacing beams and sidewalks. Traffic will be maintained during construction.

Council District 5

Water Project on Seven Courts Drive, Perry Hall

Baltimore County will begin replacing 4,000 feet of water line in parts of Seven Courts Drive, Proctor Lane and Gunview Road before the end of this year. Contractors will replace "four-to 24 inch" diameter pre-stressed concrete pipe with ductile-iron pipe in a project which will to take between three and six months to complete and will cost $1.5 million. The job is presently being delayed because of supply issues. When construction begins in the fall, residents will be kept informed by the contractor regarding temporary water shutoffs and parking changes needed to facilitate progress. Driving lanes disturbed by construction will be resurfaced at the end of the job..

Sewer Relining Project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson

The Department of Public Works and Transportation began an extensive sewer relining project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson in May (the Gunpowder Project). It's 10 percent complete. More than 12 miles of sanitary sewer pipe will be relined during the next year and a half. The project will cost about $5.8 million. Most of the work will be below ground with minimal impacts to communities. However, with any project of this scale, there may be some traffic or parking issues and occasional chemical odors.

Joppa Road Bridge Closure

Baltimore County closed a small bridge on East Joppa Road on January 21 in order to make emergency repairs. The bridge, located between Snyder Lane and Honeygo Boulevard, will remain closed for several months. During the closure, traffic will be intermittently detoured to Ebenezer Road and Honeygo Boulevard, but access to Honeygo Elementary School will be open. The Joppa Road Bridge, built in the 1920s and widened in the 1940s, is a two-lane span with concrete slab. Its length is 16 feet. Reopening is expected in October.

Towson Improvements

In cooperation with the Towson Row development, the Department of Public Works and Transportation is improving sidewalks on Chesapeake Avenue between Washington Avenue and York Road. The majority of construction on the north and south sides is now complete. The remaining work includes the access to the future Whole Foods store on the south side of Chesapeake Avenue, plus the first block off of Washington Avenue on the north side. This will be completed before the end of the year.

Stoneleigh-Anneslie Storm Water Project

The Department of Public Works and Transportation is addressing stormwater concerns in the Stoneleigh-Anneslie community and updating the century-old drainage system. Baltimore County earmarked $1 million for the project in 2018. A system was designed in 2019 and the County's contractor began work in February 2020 with the relocation of water lines. Work is ongoing and is now about 79 percent finished. The storm drain on Wardman is finished and completion is expected by fall. BGE utility crews are still working at the site. Construction hours, traffic changes, temporary water shut-offs and parking impacts are being announced as the job progresses.

Council District 6

Parkville: East Branch Herring Run Relief Sewer

The Herring Run Relief Sewer, begun in February 2020, will take two years to complete. It is now 50 percent complete. The project consists of more than 11,000 feet of new pipe and 28 manholes. Work will be done on Taylor Avenue, Wendover Avenue, Birmingham Avenue, Aiken Avenue, Oakleigh Road, Darlington Drive and Queen Anne Drive. 

Sewer Relining Project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson

The Department of Public Works and Transportation began an extensive sewer relining project in Carney, Perry Hall and Towson in May (the Gunpowder Project). It's 10 percent complete. More than 12 miles of sanitary sewer pipe will be relined during the next year and a half. The project will cost about $5.8 million. Most of the work will be below ground with minimal impacts to communities. However, with any project of this scale, there may be some traffic or parking issues and occasional chemical odors.

Essex Structural Sewer Rehabilitation

Baltimore County is investing $4.4 million into structurally rehabilitating sewer lines in Essex in the area of Eastern Boulevard, Mace Avenue and Riverside Drive. The County's contractor will line almost 15 miles of sewer pipe (eight, 12, 15 and 18-inch diameter conduits) during the next year. The project is about 25 percent complete.

Belair Road Water Line Replacement

Baltimore County is replacing 5,200 feet of water line on Belair Road between the City line and Fowler Avenue. The old 12-inch cast-iron line, which dates back to 1923, had become prone to breakage. It is being replaced with a 24-inch diameter line that should improve reliability, system hydraulics and fire protection along the Belair Road corridor. This $6.5 million project is 55 percent complete and is expected to be finished early 2022. Construction will take place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Ingress and egress will be coordinated and provided to all property owners within the project limits.

Hyde Park Pumping Station

The Department of Public Works and Transportation is improving the Hyde Park Sewage Pumping Station located near Back River and Muddy Gut. The improvements will cost $2,669,230 and will be finished this year. Work began in January and is 97 percent complete.

Brien Run Sewer Rehabilitation

Public Works is rehabilitating sewer lines in the Brien Run area south of Pulaski Highway. The project, anticipated to cost $7 million, began in March 2020 and is 95 percent finished.

Bauernschmidt Manor Pumping Station

Upgrades to the Bauernschmidt Sewage Pumping Station began in July 2019 and was expected to be finished during the summer of 2020. The project will cost $2,137,554 and is 95 percent complete.

Harewood Park Sewer Pumping Station

Baltimore County is renovating the Harewood Park Sewer Pumping Station at 12901 Princeton Road in Chase. Work on the $3.3 million project began in July 2018 and is 96 percent complete.

Mohrs Lane Bridge

The Mohrs Lane Bridge (Bridge B-0143) over the CSX Railroad, north of Pulaski Highway, was closed in 2007 because of structural deterioration. Demolition was completed by CSX in 2011 at no cost to Baltimore County, which assumed ownership and plans to rebuild the span. A new bridge is currently being designed with construction scheduled to begin by 2023. Negotiations with CSX have added to the length of the project. This bridge will be part of the future Campbell Boulevard Corridor.

Council District 7

Saint Helena Water Main Project

Baltimore County will begin replacing 13,600 feet of failing cast iron water pipe this fall on Saint Helena Avenue (from the City Line to Dundalk Avenue) and in the area between Oak Avenue and Maple Avenue. The project will cost $5.5 million and be completed by the fall of 2022.

Gray Manor Sewer Shed Structural Rehabilitation

Baltimore County contractors began an extensive rehabilitation of the Gray Manor Sewer Shed in mid-December 2020. Crews will reline 37,369 feet of eight-inch and 36-inch sewer pipe in a project that is anticipated to take more than a year. The project is now 50 percent complete. 

Blenhurst Pumping Station

The Department of Public Works and Transportation has been renovating of the Blenhurst Sewage Pumping Station at 8345 Bletzer Road. The project, which is 94 percent complete, will cost $2,633,500.

 
Revised September 20, 2021         

 

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