Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cedar Lane Construction Begins

From the Town Center listserv:

Cedar Lane Water Main Extension to Begin

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – A Howard County construction project along Cedar Lane between Freetown Road and Harriet Tubman Lane in Columbia, is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, December 1. The project will consist of the extension of a 12-inch diameter PVC water main, approximately 5,000 linear feet, to serve the new Robinson Nature Center, which is currently under design. Weather permitting, the project should be completed by mid-March 2009. Most of the construction will take place on the northbound lane of Cedar Lane. The impact on residents in the surrounding area should be minimal; however, there may be slight delays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the week as a result of slow moving traffic. Flagging operations will be in place to direct traffic as needed, and signs will be posted to advise motorists of the construction. For questions or concerns about Capital Project W-8273, contact Lisa Brightwell,Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440, or by e-mail to .


Anonymous said...

Hello fellow Cedar Lane travelers.

I don't know about you, but I have found this construction job to be VERY poorly managed in several ways.

Very poor temporary paving: potholes quickly formed, loose gravel / debris kicks up when people drive over it... especially when those unfamiliar with the repair impatiently pass on the right over the lousy bumpy debris ridden paving! Their solution to this seems to have been closing the lane for good until the final paving can be done.

The manner in which the cones were placed, on several days, left a lot to be desired.

The time that it is taking to finally get the job done seems to be excessive based on major road work that I've seen done in a much more efficient and timely manner.

Does anyone else share my feelings? If so, contact:

Lisa Brightwell,Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440, or by e-mail to and reference Capital Project W-8273

Anonymous said...

In all my 25 years of driving in Howard County I have never seen such appalling workmanship as that being performed on Cedar Lane. Rocks and pebbles fly, dinging my auto and dinging my windshield. Within moments of the temporary toping ruts have formed and people bounce down the road. My county government has permitted the quality of third world countries. I am extremely disappointed that my tax dollars were spent so unwisely and allowed such poor workmanship. While I recognize the surface to be a temporary surface, the work done and the surface placed was a hazard and whoever was in charge should be fired.

Extremely disappointed in the management, traffic control and choice of contractor. My government continues to demonstrate that they do not know how to appropriately and smartly spend my money.

Anonymous said...

That job is seriously heinous.