Long Meadow construction project to improve stormwater management, water quality

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August 25, 2016

Media Contacts:

Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Michele Monde, Project Manager, Department of Public Works, 410-313-0844

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – A Howard County construction project to improve stormwater management and water quality at a pond on Open Meadow Way near Golden Straw Lane in Columbia is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, Aug. 29.

The project will include removal of the pond’s riser and barrel pipe and the lowering of the existing embankment. The pond will be graded into a shallow wetland and a step pool conveyance system will be constructed to gradually transition flows from the pond to the culvert under Open Meadow Way.  Weather permitting, the project should be completed by late November 2016.

This project is funded through the County’s Watershed Protection and Restoration Fund.

An occasional lane shift may be necessary during the delivery of materials to the site during construction hours (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays as needed), and during curb and sidewalk repairs. Signs will be posted in the area to alert residents of the project and to direct traffic.  The sidewalk along the north side of Open Meadow Way will be closed during the project, as will the walking path around the pond .

For questions or concerns about Capital Project D-1159, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or .