Thursday, May 16, 2013
Laura Neuman also talked about the county’s libraries at Tuesday night’s Harwood Civic Association’s meeting.
County Executive Larua Neuman discussed a myriad of south county issues at Tuesday night’s Harwood Civic Association’s meeting in Galesville. Among two of the more impassioned items that were brought up by those in attendance focused on the Muddy Creek Road intersection and the county’s libraries. Neuman spoke briefly in the beginning about her background and then turned the conversation over to questions from the audience. The construction at the Muddy Creek Road intersection was a hot topic, as many residents are frustrated with the amount of time the project has taken. “We see progress everyday,” Neuman said of her time so far in office. “But there is so much pent up demand from the last several years that we can’t get it all done right…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This month Patch reported on plans for a new shopping center to open in Edgewater.
April was a busy month for business news in the Edgewater and Davidsonville areas. Jake's Steaks and Kids Consignments closed, while plans for a new shopping center emerged. If you missed some local headlines during the past few weeks, Patch has you covered. Here’s a recap of the biggest stories from April, in no particular order. Lighthouse Plaza Will Bring New Businesses to Edgewater A new shopping center will be built in Edgewater. According to Tracie Reynolds, a spokesperson for Anne Arundel County Planning and Zoning, Lighthouse Plaza is being built at 3145 Solomons Island Rd. Police Seeking Public Help in Davidsonville Homicide Anne Arundel County police are continuing to ask the public for help seeking information on a March 22 …
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…
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 …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Here's a quick look back at some of the biggest headlines of the week.
No. 1—Local Women Redefine Careers as Coffee-Shop Novelists Almost every day, two women sit in the same booth of the same Panera restaurant doing the same thing—typing away on their laptops. What do they do? They’re accomplished authors who are both publishing their latest work later in October. Read more to see how the Twilight series literally changed their careers. No. 2—South River Senior Loses Battle with Illness South River High senior Josh Mackin lost his battle with an extended illness on Sunday, according to close friends. Mackin, who was 18, was set to graduate from South River in spring 2013. Read more to see how the South River community remembered him. No. 3—Drivers Scraping Muddy Creek Intersection Barriers? Several weeks …
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?
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Officials are now estimating the infamous construction project will be completed in the fall of 2013.
Heavy rains flooded the Muddy Creek Road intersection construction zone 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 …
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 …