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Ellicott City Soil Borings to Begin

June 22, 2020
Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Brian Cleary, Project Manager, Department of Public Works, 410-313-6455 
ELLICOTT CITY, MD – A Howard County project to conduct soil borings in the vicinity of Main Street and Maryland Avenue in Ellicott City is expected to begin Tuesday, June 23. Borings will be taken to study the integrity of the structures in the area. Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed in one week.  
This project is part of the ongoing design effort to add new culverts under the CSX railroad that will convey large flood flows from the Tiber Branch to the Patapsco River. 
Residents and businesses in the area can expect to hear loud equipment noises at times during construction hours, Monday through Friday (and Saturday, if needed), 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Signs will be posted and flagging operations will be in place as temporary lane shifts can be expected along Main Street and along Maryland Avenue in the vicinity of the project.
This project is a part of the County’s Ellicott City ‘Safe and Sound’ plan. Similar soil borings were also conducted last Fall to aid in developing the final design of the North Tunnel. To learn more about this plan, visit
For questions or concerns about Capital Project C-0337 contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email