Heavy rains flooded the over the weekend and caused a stormwater build-up on the street, but it’s a problem that could be gone soon.
Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works (DPW) spokesman Matt Diehl said as workers complete “final paving” at the site, large puddles should slowly vanish as pavement levels increase. Final pavement work will begin next month, Diehl added.
“Heavy rains did cause a problem over the weekend and our project manager, consultant and representatives form inspection and permits are working to address this,” Diehl told Patch in an email.
Some Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch readers noticed that workers were digging up land near the project, creating what looked like a drainage system. However, the DPW spokesmen said the crew was executing a planned effort to create another work zone on the south side of the intersection.
In the coming months, workers will continue to add curb and gutters, begin new traffic signal installation work and execute the “final paving,” Diehl said. Phase one—creating additional lanes on westbound Route 214 and a double left turn lane on northbound Muddy Creek Road—is scheduled to conclude this December.
Phase 2 will focus construction on two eastbound lanes for Route 214, creating a “dedicated right turn lane” on northbound Muddy Creek Road and developing shoulders in both directions for bicyclists. The new completion date is fall 2013, Diehl said.
Previously, the DPW said its goal was to complete the project in October 2012, but throughout the spring months.