March 12, 2021

Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Brandon Love, Project Manager, Department of Public Works, 410-313-5398
ELLICOTT CITY, MD – A Howard County construction project to provide roadway access to the future Waterloo Fire Station at 7645 Port Capital Drive in Elkridge, is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, March 15th. A new roadway will be installed to extend a portion of Port Capital Drive approximately 500 feet. The project is not expected to impact the general flow of traffic and weather permitting, is anticipated to be completed by mid-June 2021. 

The new Waterloo Fire Station represents an important win-win for public safety in Howard County. We will be able to improve our emergency response services, while also investing in a safer future for Ellicott City. Thank you to the Governor and the State of Maryland for their support. This project is another step forward to keeping our community safe.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

In August 2019, Ball and Governor Larry Hogan broke ground on the site of the County’s new Waterloo Fire Station. Situated on an almost six-acres at 7777 Washington Boulevard in Jessup, the new station is strategically located to improve response times to all emergencies in the areas of Waterloo, Jessup, East Columbia and surrounding communities. The State only charged the County one dollar for the land, allowing the County to use the $3.5 million in cost savings to fund flood mitigation projects in Ellicott City. Construction on the fire station is expected to begin this May. 

For questions or concerns about Capital Project J-4206-1A-2 (Port Capital Drive roadway extension project), contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email [email protected].


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