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

ACQUISITION
DESIGN
PERMITTING
BUILD

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

ACQUISITION
DESIGN
PERMITTING
BUILD

Maryland Avenue Culverts Two 10-foot diameter pipes installed under Maryland Avenue

ACQUISITION
DESIGN
PERMITTING
BUILD

8600 Main Street Culvert Replacing an 84/108 Pipe on Frederick Road near Rogers Avenue

ACQUISITION
DESIGN
PERMITTING
BUILD

8534 Main St. Culvert/8552 Main St. Berm Construct a high flow bypass pipe and diversion berm on Frederick Road

ACQUISITION
PERMITTING
BUILD
DESIGN

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
PERMITTING
BUILD
DESIGN

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

ACQUISITION
PERMITTING
BUILD
DESIGN

*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 2021 final 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.





CONTACT

Tel: 410-313-4200

ecsafeandsound@howardcountymd.gov

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