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Catonsville Road destroyed in massive flooding in 2018 to reopen

Posted at 1:26 PM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 13:26:43-04

CATONSVILLE, Md. — After being closed for over a year due to a May 2018 flood, Thistle Road will reopen on Wednesday.

Baltimore County officials say crews have been at work since the flood caused almost a half a mile of Thistle Road’s embankment to be washed away or damaged. They say repair work began immediately after the storm and construction started in March 2019 with slope stabilization.

According to engineers, the repairs to Thistle Road cost just under $2 million. They say 75-percent of the cost will be borne by The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Now, the county is working to rebuild the River Road Bridge near Thistle Road. They hope damages to the 40-foot long bridge will be finished before the end of 2019.

The same flood also caused significant damages to Ellicott City and parts of southwestern Baltimore County.