HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 2, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Engineering provides the following update regarding road repair and restoration in the southern part of Washington County that was heavily impacted by the May 2018 flooding:

Back Road – The proposed plan is to repair the road and replace the drainage structure. Work is anticipated to begin in 2019. 
 
Chestnut Grove Road - The culvert replacement was completed and road reopened August 31. The County continues to work on various project related items with the contractor that will not affect the road. 
 
Garretts Mill Road - The design build team of Building Systems – Brudis and Associates has prepared preliminary plans and submitted for environmental permits. The existing structure will be replaced with a 26-foot single span precast concrete bridge. Demolition of the existing bridge, new bridge foundations, and utility relocation work will start in approximately 3 weeks. Final construction plans will be completed concurrent to the initial demolition and foundation work. Project is anticipated to be completed by April 2019. 
 
A tentative agreement has been reached with DNR to allow local traffic the continued use of the old railroad bed during construction. This is an alternate route to the posted detour route and will not be maintained or plowed during inclement winter weather. 

Harpers Ferry Road - The lower section of Harpers Ferry Road south of Morgan Pine Road was repaired and reopened to traffic in June.
 
Hoffmaster Road – The proposed plan is to repair and replace portions of the damaged road and provide various drainage improvements. Work is anticipated to begin in 2019. 
 
Sandy Hook Road - The National Park Service contractor is removing the debris slide. Park service engineers are evaluating the situation and will recommend a remediation plan. Sandy Hook Road will remain closed until the landslide has been stabilized.
 
Various Road Repairs - The Highway Department continues to work on multiple affected South County Roads replacing damaged culverts and repairing roadway shoulders and traffic barrier.