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Main Street Water Main Improvements to Begin

May 3, 2019

Media Contacts: 
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022 
Jay Kulkarni, Project Manager, Department of Public Works, 410-313-6122

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – A Howard County construction project to repair a water main located along Main Street in Ellicott City, is expected to begin on or about Monday, May 6. Damaged by the May 27, 2018 flood, the project will include the replacement of approximately 140 linear feet of six-inch ductile iron water main along eastbound and westbound Main Street in the vicinity of Merriman Street. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by early June.

To limit the impact to local businesses and for safety reasons, work will take place Monday through Friday, 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Lane shifts can be expected during construction hours. Flagging operations will be in place to direct traffic as needed, and signs will be posted to alert residents and motorists of the construction. 

While the County and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, drivers are reminded to stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Please slow down and don’t follow too closely when traveling through a work zone. Remember, work zone safety is in your hands.

For questions or concerns about Capital Project W-8600, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email