River Hill Pond improvement notice

Media Contacts:

Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022

Michele Monde, Project Manager, Department of Public Works, 410-313-0844

Velvet Path stormwater quality improvements to begin

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – A Howard County construction project to improve a stormwater management retention pond in the vicinity of Velvet Path and Summer Sunrise Drive in the Village of River Hill in Columbia, is expected to begin on or about Monday, February 6. This project, funded through the Watershed Protection and Restoration Fee, will replace the existing pond infrastructure, stabilize the downstream outfall and provide additional water quality treatment. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by late April.

Signs will be posted near the site to advise motorists and pedestrians of the construction. While the project is not expected to impact the flow of vehicular traffic, the walking path from Summer Sunrise Drive to the playground may be closed during construction hours, Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays as needed, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For questions or concerns about Capital Project D-1159, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email publicworks@howardcountymd.gov