Repaving work on Main Street in Ellicott City to start in October

Posted at 2:38 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 14:38:13-04

Main Street in Ellicott City is set to be repaved starting on October 1.


This impact the street from Patapsco River to Ellicott Mills Drive. This is necessary to fix multiple utility trench cuts related to the recovery effort following the July 30, 2016 flooding.


"Main Street had made a remarkable recovery since the flood," said County Executive Allan Kittleman in a statement. 


"I appreciate the public's patience and I encourage everyone to continue to support our businesses and merchants during this brief period."


To limit the impact to the area, the work will be done at night and overnight. Work is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m Sunday through Thursday. 


The project isn't expected to take too long and should be done by mid-October.


During construction hours, Main Street will be closed to traffic from Patapsco River to Ellicott Mills Road. 


There will be a marked detour to follow. In Baltimore County, use U.S. Route 40, Rolling Road and Frederick Road. In Howard County, use Maryland Avenue, St. Paul Street, New Cut Road, MD 103, Toll House Road and Main Street. Side streets will be open to local traffic only.


Parking on Main Street will be restricted during the construction. People are encouraged to use the six parking lots in the historic district and at the Circuit Courthouse during construction hours.