ELLICOTT CITY, MD – A Howard County construction project to extend a sidewalk along a portion of Ilchester Road in Ellicott City is expected to begin on or about Wednesday, June 23rd. The project will include the installation of approximately 300 linear feet of concrete sidewalk along southbound Ilchester Road between Ilchester Point Court and Wharff Lane. An existing pipe crossing inlet will also be extended to accommodate the new sidewalk and drainage puddling at the intersection of Wharff Lane and Ilchester Road will be corrected using precast pervious concrete gutter pan. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed within one week.
"Our children should have a safe way to get to school," said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. "With the passage of our pedestrian masterplan WalkHoward, we're making steady progress to provide miles of sidewalks for our residents to easily access schools, businesses, and walk around their neighborhoods."
Signs will be posted and flagging operations will be in place as temporary lane shifts can be expected along southbound Ilchester Road during construction hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The sidewalk in the vicinity of the site will also be closed for the duration of the project.
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 K-5035, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email