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County:Calvert Project Number:CA480_51
MD 0261 BAYSIDE ROAD BRIDGE 04011 OVER FISHING CREEK
Status
8/21/2017The contractor continues to work 5 days a week – Monday thru Friday. The sheet plies on the northeast quadrant for the new bridge are almost all complete. When that quadrant is finished, they will move to the southwest quadrant of the bridge to drive piles. At this time the contractor is also forming and pouring the abutments at either end of the bridge. Due to the nature of the work, at times the contractor must take a single lane of traffic to complete their work. This requires a flagging operation during the hours of a 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. All work is weather permitting.
 
Phase Time Frame As Defined in the Consolidated Transportation Program (Funded Year Displayed in CTP)
What's Involved? Estimate Begin Estimate Complete
Planning
Engineering Complete
Right-of-Way Complete
Construction Fall 2014 Fall 2018
Completed Milestones
Planning Phase Begin Project Planning
  Alternates Public Workshop
  Location/Design Public Hearing
  Location/Design Approval
Engineering Phase Begin Preliminary Engineering
  Geometric Design Approval
  Final Engineering Complete
  Advertised for Bid    
Construction Phase For General Lane Closure Information click HERE
  Begin Construction (Notice To Proceed)
  Open to Traffic: Fall 2018
 
Status Updates
 
8/21/2017The contractor continues to work 5 days a week – Monday thru Friday. The sheet plies on the northeast quadrant for the new bridge are almost all complete. When that quadrant is finished, they will move to the southwest quadrant of the bridge to drive piles. At this time the contractor is also forming and pouring the abutments at either end of the bridge. Due to the nature of the work, at times the contractor must take a single lane of traffic to complete their work. This requires a flagging operation during the hours of a 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. All work is weather permitting.
 
6/20/2017Currently, the contractor is working 5 days a week – Monday thru Friday. They are driving sheet plies on the northeast quadrant for the new bridge. The contractor has also poured concrete to form the back wall to the Coffer Dam. Due to the nature of the work, at times the contractor must take a single lane of traffic to complete their work. This requires a flagging operation during the hours of a 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. All work is weather permitting.
 
4/11/2017The Wagman, Inc. continues to drive piles for the new bridge. They are driving piles in the newly built Coffer Dam (a watertight enclosure pumped dry to permit construction work below the waterline). Currently, the contractor is working 5 days a week. Due to the nature of the work, a single lane will be closed on the bridge each day between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Flaggers will guide motorists across the bridge. During the single lane closure. All work is weather permitting.

 
11/30/2016On December 9, there is a traffic switch planned for the east side of MD 261 from just south of Harbor/Mears intersection to north of the Fastop. This traffic switch is to install a barrier wall. The installation work is weather sensitive. Once the barrier wall is installed, Verizon will finish moving its utilities and then the bridge work will begin.
 
11/15/2016There is one last utility to be moved which is located on the north side of the bridge. This utility requires approval from Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and could take as long as 6 months for the contractor to receive authorization. The underwater utility bore is complete and manholes at both ends of the bridge are installed. Once the last utility is moved into the bore, the contractor can start driving piles for the new bridge.
 
9/15/2016The contractor continues to work with utility companies to finalize the relocation of the power lines and poles. The majority of the utilities have been moved from the east side of the existing bridge to the west side or into the underwater utility bore. The manholes at both ends of the bridge are installed. The last utility to be moved is located near the Naval Pier. This utility will require approval from Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and could take as long as 6 months for the contractor to receive authorization. Once the last utility is moved, the contractor can start driving piles for the new bridge.
 
7/15/2016The last above ground utility is scheduled to be moved from the east side to the west side of the existing bridge. The underwater utility bore is complete and manholes at both ends of the bridge are installed.
 
5/9/2016Utility work continues with lines being moved from east to the west side of the bridge. Relocation of water lines is underway.
 
2/23/2016The underwater utility bore is complete and manholes at both ends of the bridge are installed. At this time underground utilities are completing their final utility moves into the manholes. There will be one last utility move into the bore and manhole this spring.
 
2/19/2016Work behind the northbound barrier wall continues. The reinforced soil slope is complete. Crews are working on the new Outfall Drainage System. This system will direct roadway water over the road surface to the disposal area. Work on the southbound reinforced soil slope continues and is approximately 20% complete.
 
2/19/2016The underwater utility bore is complete and manholes at both ends of the bridge are installed. At this time underground utilities are completing their final utility moves into the manholes. There will be one last utility move into the bore and manhole this spring.
 
12/9/2015The major utility boring operation under Fishing Creek is complete. Manholes have been installed on both ends and several utilities are placed in the new conduit. There is one utility left to be moved from the east side of the bridge to the west side.
 
10/9/2015Utility work continues. The major utility boring operation under Fishing Creek is complete. Manholes have been installed on both ends and several utilities were placed in the new conduit over the summer. Two utilities are left to be moved from the east side of the bridge to the west side. The actual building of the bridge will begin in the spring.
 
4/15/2015The major utility boring operation under Fishing Creek has been completed. Manholes will be installed on both ends and several utilities will be placed in the new conduit. Three smaller utility boring operations will take place by early summer.
 
1/27/2015Construction contract has been awarded to G.A. & F.C. Wagman of York, PA. Weather permitting, work may begin this winter with a large bore operation to relocate several utilities underground.

To minimize public impacts, traffic will be maintained on the existing bridge while the new bridge is constructed.
 
1/1/2013Engineering Underway. Construction to begin during budget fiscal year.
 


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