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Capital Projects Tracker

The capital projects tracker was created to provide the public with up-to-date information about the status of capital projects associated with County Executive Calvin Ball's flood mitigation plan. Each tracker shows the current status of the project, as well as an estimated completion year.

These timelines are aggressive and count on the cooperation of a variety of stakeholders. Many different factors can cause project delays, including weather, acquisition delays, and issues with permitting. If a project is delayed for any reason, information about that delay will be communicated here. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the capital projects tracker, send an email to  ecsafeandsound@howardcountymd.gov.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: The capital projects tracker can only be viewed on a desktop computer.

Safe and Sound Projects

H7 Pond A 13-acre-foot dry flood mitigation pond located in the US 40/US 29 interchange

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ACQUISITION

COMPLETE

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DESIGN

Final Design

Preliminary Design

COMPLETE

COMPLETE

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PERMITTING

COMPLETE

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BUILD

CURRENTLY UNDERWAY

COMPLETE

Bid Advertised

Construction Start

Quaker Mill Pond A 10-acre-foot dry flood mitigation pond located off Rogers Avenue

ACQUISITION

COMPLETE

DESIGN

Final Design

Preliminary Design

COMPLETE

COMPLETE

PERMITTING

 

COMPLETE

BUILD

Expected 1/2022

8/2021

Bid Advertised

Construction Start

Maryland Avenue Culvert One 8 foot by 12 foot box culvert installed under Maryland Avenue

ACQUISITION

COMPLETE

DESIGN

Final Design

Preliminary Design

COMPLETE

ONGOING

PERMITTING

EXPECTED COMPLETION

6/2022

BUILD

Expected 1/2022

8/2021

CMAR Advertised

Pre-Construction Start

Extended North Tunnel A 15-foot diameter tunnel extending from the West End to the Patapsco River

ACQUISITION

IN PROGRESS

DESIGN

Final Design

Preliminary Design

COMPLETE

Expected Completion 6/2022

PERMITTING

EXPECTED COMPLETION

6/2022

BUILD

Expected 9/2022

1/2022

CMAR Advertised

Construction Start

NC3 Pond A 63-acre-foot dry flood mitigation pond located in the Autumn Branch of the New Cut Watershed

ACQUISITION

IN PROGRESS

DESIGN

Final Design

Preliminary Design

Expected Completion 7/2021

Expected Completion 6/2021

PERMITTING

EXPECTED COMPLETION

11/2022

BUILD

Expected 10/2023

7/2023

Bid Advertised

Construction Start

H4 Pond A 15.6-acre-foot dry flood mitigation pond located on the Hudson Branch 

ACQUISITION

COMPLETE

DESIGN

Final Design

Preliminary Design

Expected Completion 12/2021

Expected Completion 10/2022

PERMITTING

EXPECTED COMPLETION

10/2022

BUILD

Expected 2/2023

10/2022

Bid Advertised

Construction Start

Additional Projects* 

Partial Removal of County-Owned Buildings Removal of portions of county-owned buildings on Main St. that are over the stream channel

ACQUISITION

COMPLETE

PERMITTING

EXPECTED COMPLETION

11/2021

BUILD

Expected 1/2022

N/A

Bid Advertised

Construction Start

DESIGN

Final Design

Preliminary Design

Expected Completion 10/2021

Expected Completion 7/2021

Full Removal of County-Owned Buildings Removal of county-owned buildings on Main Street

ACQUISITION

COMPLETE

PERMITTING

EXPECTED COMPLETION

8/2021

BUILD

Expected 4/2022

N/A

Bid Advertised

Construction Start

DESIGN

Final Design

Preliminary Design

COMPLETE

COMPLETE

*Complimentary projects that are not included in the list of Safe and Sound projects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are all Safe and Sound projects not listed on this page?


Currently, EC Safe & Sound Projects with anticipated Fiscal Year 2022 design or construction activities are shown.




What does it mean when a bid is advertised?


When a bid is advertised, a date is selected for interested and qualified contractors to submit a proposal for the work. This task is managed by the Office of Purchasing, which collects applicable technical documents, and posts the opportunity in the public domain.




What’s the difference between preliminary design and final design?


Preliminary design generally includes activities to develop and evaluate concepts for the proposed work, and select a concept. This typically includes development of a conceptual cost estimate, as well as design and construction schedules which inform future budget requests. Final Design builds upon the preliminary design, and includes all technical documentation required to construct the project. This includes all required permitting.




Why do Capital Projects take so long?


Planning work for a significant Capital Project may start several years before an improvement is realized and involves several steps. There is typically also significant coordination required with external entities that can add to the overall timeline.




Why are you not showing expected completion dates for the projects?


Estimated completion dates are most accurate once the permitting and bid processes are complete. As more accurate information is available, the tracker will be updated.