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Woodcrest Drive Pond Improvement Project to Begin

November 4, 2020
Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Michele Monde, Project Manager, Department of Public Works, 410-313-0844
ELLICOTT CITY, MD – A Howard County construction project to improve a stormwater management pond near 6340 Woodcrest Drive in Ellicott City, is expected to begin on or about Monday, November 9th.
The project will include the installation of a new concrete riser and a 24-inch reinforced concrete spillway pipe, the stabilization of the pond’s outfall using riprap and the relocation of the existing sanitary sewer line from within the pond’s embankment to along the toe of the embankment. The pond will also be converted to an extended detention shallow wetland pond and forebay with added gabion weirs. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by late May 2021. 
The project is not expected to impact the flow of traffic; however, the sidewalk at the end of Woodcrest Drive along the cul-de-sac adjacent to the pond, will be closed during construction. Signs will be posted at the project site to advise motorists and pedestrians of the construction and sidewalk closure.
The project will support the County’s water quality improvement and restoration efforts under its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit. Additionally, a portion of this project is funded through the County’s Watershed Protection and Restoration Fund.
For questions or concerns about Capital Project D-1178, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email