Gas House Pike

Project Overview

This project will upgrade Gas House Pike from the Frederick City Limits to its intersection with Boyers Mill Road to a modified minor arterial roadway in order to serve future traffic growth from the New Market region. The roadway reconstruction project will include roadway widening for the addition of paved shoulders, varying 2 foot to 5 foot (depending on location), for vehicle recovery. Horizontal and vertical geometric improvements; roadway drainage and Stormwater Management (SWM) improvements; and intersection improvements will also be made along the length of the corridor. Also proposed are the addition of pull-off areas to aid in speed enforcement.

For the current approved and historical Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget information,  please visit the resource on Budget Publications

Current Status

The project is currently in its Final Design phase. The 65% Design plans (Semi-final Roadway Design) are posted online via this web page. The draft 95% Design plans have been completed by the County’s design consultant and are currently under County review. The 95% roadway plans will be posted online after all County reviews have been completed. The 95% Design work included updating and revising the roadway, drainage, SWM, and structural design (for the rock fall fence at “Iron Ridge”) plans and right of way plats, preparing roadway signing and marking and traffic control plans, performing supplemental field and geotechnical surveys, preparing and submitting for environmental permits and approvals, preparing and finalizing land acquisition easement exhibits, preparing and submitting for agencies’ reviews erosion and sediment control plans, and preparing SWM landscaping and stream restoration plans. Supplemental field work for additional field surveys, borings, test pits (for utilities), and any other necessary field work is still needed for final design and will be scheduled this Spring and Summer 2022. This upcoming field work will be weather permitting, and is anticipated to take approximately four to five months to complete. Survey Notices will be mailed to residents and property owners within the Gas House Pike roadway project limits that may be impacted by this field work.

The land acquisition phase is also currently in progress and property owners impacted by the project are being notified. Appraisals for impacted properties have been completed. Land acquisition activities for needed rights of way and easements for the project will continue until all required rights of way and easements are obtained (anticipated to be completed prior to project Advertisement). If you would like to discuss the project as it pertains to your property, please contact Jennifer Bohager at 301-600-3505.

Following completion of all required reviews for the 95% Design plans, the project design schedule will be updated and the final design (95% plans) will be finalized to prepare for the 100% Design plans. Once 100% Design plans are complete, Advertisement of the project will follow for the bid phase (to bid and award the project for Construction). Pending required, final agencies’ reviews of the 100% design, final permitting approvals, utility coordination (i.e. utility adjustments/relocations), and completion of all necessary land acquisitions, the Advertisement of the project is anticipated for Summer/Fall 2022 and Construction is anticipated for Winter 2023. Construction funding is currently scheduled to become available in July 2022.

Survey Notice Letter (March 2017)
Survey Notice Letter (January 2018)
Survey Notice Letter (August 2018)
Survey Notice Letter (November 2018)
Survey Notice Letter (October 2021)

 Draft 65% Roadway Plans