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Rogers Avenue Storm Drain Improvement Project to Begin

September 30, 2019

Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Avinash Dewani, Project Manager, Department of Public Works, 410-313-6417

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – A Howard County construction project to improve a storm drain along Rogers Avenue from Frederick Road to Rusty Rim in Ellicott City is scheduled to begin on or about today, September 30. Several storm drain inlets will be replaced with larger inlets and new inlets will be added to improve the efficiency of the existing storm drain system. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by late December.

“Safely managing storm water is a critical piece of our plan to mitigate the danger of flooding in Ellicott City. The improvements to the Rogers Avenue storm drain, along with our holistic Safe and Sound plan and proposed legislation to strengthen development regulations, all work together to keep water off the street,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. “By decreasing storm runoff, we are making daily progress to support the resiliency and strength of Ellicott City.”

During the project, the southbound right turn lane of Rogers Avenue at Frederick Road will be closed for approximately two weeks for the construction of the storm drain. Additionally, northbound Rogers Avenue shoulder will also close at some point during the project from approximately two weeks to allow for the installation of the inlets and storm drain. Signs will be posted near the project site to advise motorists and pedestrians of the construction and road closures.

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 C-0337, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email

To learn more about the County Executive’s ‘EC Safe and Sound’ plan, visit