Thursday, April 18, 2013
A spokesman for the Department of Public Works said weather conditions are just one of the reasons for the lengthy construction project.
The construction at the Muddy Creek Road intersection in Edgewater isn’t scheduled to be complete until the summer of 2014, and the Department of Public Works gave a number of reasons for the delays. The $5.6 million project to improve the heavily traveled intersection was approved 12 years ago, in 2001. Actual work on the road began in October of 2010. Since then, many residents have complained that the repairs have been slow and tedious. Anne Arundel Department of Public Works spokesman Matt Diehl said engineers and contractors have been faced with unforeseen circumstances that caused many of the delays. “This construction is on a state-owned road,” Diehl said. “So, the construction must adhere to a State Highway Administration-issued …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Department of Public Works released information on a schedule for the construction project.
The Muddy Creek Road intersection in Edgewater is a topic of contention for many residents, and it looks like it will stay that way for another year. According to a release from the Anne Arundel Department of Public Works (DPW), the completion of the project is scheduled for the summer of 2014. When frustrations grew over a lack of work being done at the intersection over the winter, public works spokesman Matt Diehl said painting and striping of the road was delayed until spring, when temperatures would be warmer. A schedule from the DPW that was released to the public said Phase 1 of the construction will be completed this spring, but Phase 2 won’t be complete until the summer of 2014. The release states that milling the existing surface…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The two-vehicle collision occurred at Owensville Road.
A two-car collision shut down Muddy Creek Road at Owensville Road Wednesday afternoon. Division Chief Keith Swindle of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said one person was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries. Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said the crash occurred at 2:44 p.m. and the road was closed at 2:52 p.m. As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Mulcahy said the fire department had not received word on when the road will reopen. This is a breaking news story. Patch will update it when more information is available.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A spokesman for the Department of Public Works said they are working with BGE to get the traffic light working.
The line painting and paving at the Muddy Creek Road intersection has all been delayed until spring when crews can work at non-peak travel hours and in better weather. Last week’s update on the Muddy Creek Road intersection seemed to produce more questions than answers. Anne Arundel Department of Public Works spokesman Matt Diehl said the line painting wouldn’t be complete for a few more months. Readers questioned if the paving was going to be finished soon, to which Diehl said "no." “The short answer is no,” Diehl said. “The final paving, milling and restriping to complete Phase I of this project had to be deferred to the spring.” Diehl said work that needs to be done can’t be done during the day because it would cause traffic problems. …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Traffic barrels will remain on the road until spring when line painting can be completed.
Construction at the Muddy Creek Road intersection is being delayed until spring, when warmer temperatures will allow for line painting. Over the past week, many readers have expressed concern over when the construction at the Muddy Creek Road intersection will finally be completed. Anne Arundel Department of Public Works spokesman Matt Diehl said it won’t be complete for a few more months. "Barrels will be used until painting/striping is completed the spring,” Diehl said in an email. “It is too cold to paint/stripe at night and SHA permit does not allow this working during the daytime." A reader emailed Patch this week noting that the barrels are often moved. He said the orange cones in the right eastbound turn lane are sometimes moved up …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Have you had any close calls with the barriers at the intersection?
Several weeks ago, a Patch reader told me she was seeing more and more cars scraping their tires against the jersey wall barriers surrounding the Muddy Creek Road intersection work site. For more than a year, local residents have been frustrated and inconvenienced by the intersection’s development. Slated to be done in the fall of 2013, the Muddy Creek Road intersection is currently lined with the large jersey barriers. I began to take notice, and after monitoring the area for awhile, I too began to see lots and lots of tire marks along the barriers at the intersection. The largest concentrations of tire marks appear on eastbound Central Avenue heading toward Mayo. So I want to know... Have you had any close calls with the barriers?
Friday, March 9, 2012
Renovating the "failed intersection" is expected to resume in April, after Verizon relocates the utilities in the area.
Wet ground conditions at the Muddy Creek Road construction site have stalled further developments for the much-anticipated intersection renovation, Anne Arundel Department of Public Works spokesman Matt Diehl said. Renovating the connection of Muddy Creek Road and Maryland Route 214 has been a long process in an effort to increase the safety and efficiency of the intersection. Since 2009, more than 104 accidents have occurred there, injuring 17 people. Workers completed the redesigned stabilization slope—a retaining wall used to ensure the road’s solidarity—in January. But contractors have not done any work since then due to wet ground conditions and the fear of potential winter weather. “To avoid the chance of multiple interruptions and …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A fire department official said the nature of the accident was unknown.
UPDATE (2:30 p.m.)—A 46-year-old man was flown to an unknown hospital early Tuesday after he swerved to miss a deer and struck a tree on Muddy Creek Road in Galesville, according to Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy. The man was driving a 1990 Volvo and was approaching Crandell Road when he hit the tree around 4 a.m., Mulcahy wrote in an email to Patch. “[The driver] rounded a bend in the road and observed a deer standing in the roadway. The driver swerved right to miss the deer and subsequently struck a tree,” Mulcahy wrote in the email. Muddy Creek Road was closed from 4:10 a.m. and reopened about an hour later, according to the police spokesman. Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Lt. Cliff Kooser said …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Patch reviews the biggest stories from the week of Feb. 12-18.
Last week was filled with national attention, both for Maryland and Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch. The top stories ranged from a local mom’s pursuit of her dreams and Maryland’s House of Delegates passing the same-sex marriage bill. Government and political news stories dominated the week’s headlines, ranging from proposed legislation to active parents. No. 1—An Edgewater business helped construct a female Air Force veteran’s dream motorcycle. A flowing American flag design covered the entire vehicle. Check out the video of the motorcycle owner’s elation upon riding it for the first time. No. 2—A South River High mom battled through chemotherapy and came out with a goal to pursue her dream. After surviving stage 3B breast cancer, Beth …
Friday, January 27, 2012
A Department of Public Works spokesman said workers will transition into the final phase of the construction, offering hope to residents who suffer through the "failed intersection."
The first of a two-phase construction effort at the intersection of Muddy Creek Road and Route 214 is nearing completion, according to Department of Public Works (DPW) spokesman Matt Diehl. Residents from the Mayo Peninsula and any commuter who takes Route 214 to and from work has been eagerly awaiting the construction’s conclusion, especially since its progress has been stalled numerous times. Just nine days ago, traffic came to a stand-still in the early afternoon when workers occupied the right lane and shoulder of Route 214, with many residents citing the traffic light’s pattern as another issue with the intersection. The area has long been identified as a “failed intersection” by Diehl and other county officials, and the $5.7 million …