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Thistle Road to Reopen After Being Closed for More Than a Year

Baltimore County will reopen Thistle Road (located between Frederick Road and the Patapsco River) on Wednesday, August 21. The route, which has been partially closed for more than a year, was severely damaged by floods in May of 2018. Those same floods caused significant damage in Ellicott City and in southwestern Baltimore County. During the storm, nearly a half-mile of Thistle Road’s embankment was intermittently washed away or damaged.

The reopening this month marks the completion of major repairs, say Baltimore County engineers. Planning began almost immediately after the 2018 storm and construction commenced in March of this year with slope stabilization. Perforated, hollow tubes were inserted into the soil and filled with injections of grout. The inserts were then followed by the construction of concrete retaining walls which were backfilled with stone.

Once the road’s foundation was stabilized, the County’s contractors brought in Jersey walls to arrest erosion on the slope above the road. Once the roadway was rendered safe, Thistle Road was paved and guard rails and fencing were installed. Repairs to Thistle Road cost just under $2 million, according to engineers, who note that 75 percent of the cost will be borne by The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

While the restored road is the most dramatic repair on Thistle Road, it’s not the only post-storm improvement in the area. Immediately after the May 2018 floods, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works repaired a small bridge just north of the stabilization project completed this month. Additionally, engineers will soon repair a culvert on Thistle Road about a half-mile south of Frederick Road. The County is currently rebuilding the River Road Bridge, south of Thistle, which was completely destroyed by flood waters. Reconstruction of the 40-foot long bridge began in July and is expected to be finished before the end of the year.


No Trash, Recycling or Yard Materials Collection on July 4; Drop-Off Centers Closed

Baltimore County government offices and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in recognition of the Independence Day holiday. Health Department clinics and senior centers will be closed and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Parking meters will be free on the holiday.

Trash and recycling drop-off centers, as well as County offices, will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Drop-off centers will be open with normal hours on Wednesday, July 3 and Friday, July 5. 

View Your Collection Schedule

The impact of holidays varies among Baltimore County collection schedules. County residents should consult their particular collection schedule to learn when to set out materials during weeks that contain a collection holiday. Schedules are available for download on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website, can be requested by calling 410-887-2000, and are also available on the County’s new BaltCoGo app, available on mobile phones. The app is offered free of charge to Android and iPhone users and may be downloaded from their respective app stores. 

Collections of all types may occur later than usual during the week following Independence Day. If a collection does not occur on the scheduled day during this period of time, materials should be left out until collection occurs.

More Information

For more information, visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website or call 410-887-2000. 


No Trash, Recycling or Yard Materials Collection on May 27

Baltimore County government offices and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Monday, May 27 in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. Health Department clinics and senior centers will be closed and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed and parking meters are free on the holiday.

View Your Collection Schedule

The impact of holidays varies among Baltimore County collection schedules. County residents should consult their particular collection schedule to see the impact of holidays on when they should set out trash, recycling and yard materials.

Collection schedules are available for download on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website and may also be requested by calling 410-887-2000. Collection schedules are also available on the County’s new BaltCoGo app, available on mobile phones. The app is offered free of charge to Android and iPhone users and may be downloaded from their respective app stores.

Drop-Off Centers Closed

Baltimore County offices and trash and recycling drop-off facilities, including Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh, will be closed on Monday, May 27.  


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017