Current Construction Updates
Each week during the construction season, we’ll be updating this page with information about the progress on our construction projects. Offseason updates (November-March) will be less frequent due to less activity.
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Displacing site tools impedes and prolongs work.
Current roadwork projects
Catalpa Court Drainage Improvement
A drainage improvement project is scheduled to start on Wednesday, December 1, at the end of the cul-de-sac of the 6600 block of Catalpa Court. Contracted services for this Town project will primarily work in the drainage area but will have equipment in the street. No impacts to residential traffic are expected, but the sidewalk will be closed for the project duration.
Why: Drainage improvement is needed to remove water from Caltalpa Court and prevent localized flooding during heavy rainfall events. The Town of Frederick Engineering Department has determined that drainage improvements beyond the standard code requirements will benefit Frederick residents.
Where: The project is at the end of the cul-de-sac of the 6600 block of Catalpa Court. View a map of the project area here.
When: Work is scheduled to start on Wednesday, December 1, and continue through mid-December. A handrail will be installed once the concrete is hardened.
Proposed improvements include a sloped sidewalk, additional drains, increased drainage way capacity, and guard rail to provide a path for the water to leave.
The 2021 Concrete Alleyway Maintenance Program
- The 2021 Concrete Alleyway Maintenance Program is complete! Improvements were made in the alley between 2nd Street and 3rd Street from Locust Street to Maple Street.
- The 2022 Concrete Alleyway Maintenance Program includes plans for the ally between Tipple and 2nd Street from Elm Street to Locust Street. All projects are subject to change and are dependant on many factors such as weather, budget, and unforeseen circumstances.
Fifth Street Water Line Project
Update (November 13, 2021): A water line work Project in Downtown Frederick started on Monday, November 8. Fifth Street is now open between Walnut Street and Maple Street. A one-lane closure will occur at a later date for asphalt milling.
Why: Work on the water line on Fifth Street and sanitary sewer work in the alley to the south of Fifth Street.
Where: Fifth Street between Walnut Street and Maple Street.
When: The project started on Monday, November 8, and was completed on Friday, November 12. A one-lane closure will occur at a later date for asphalt milling. The work schedule is weather permitting.
Pavement Management System
Did you know the Town of Frederick maintains more than 104 miles of public streets? To manage this system, the Town Engineering Department and Public Works use a Pavement Management System to assist in evaluating the pavement condition, serviceable life and maintenance strategies for Town-owned roads and alleyways.
Check out the Pavement Management System page to read more about the methods used in pavement maintenance and rehabilitation.
Safe Routes To Schools
The Safe Routes To Schools project is complete. See the pictures below for a glimpse of the new, safe route to school.