This project will upgrade Gas House Pike from the Frederick City Limit 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 the addition of 2 foot or 5 foot (depending on location) paved shoulders for vehicle recovery, along with horizontal and vertical geometric improvements. Stormwater management improvements will also be made along the length of the corridor. Intersection improvements and the addition of multiple pull-off areas to aid in speed enforcement have also been proposed.
For the current approved and historical Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget information, which includes the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, please visit the resource on Budget Publications.
The project is currently in its Design phase. The 65% Design plans (Semi-final Roadway and Stormwater Management Plans) have been completed by the County's design consultant and are currently under County review. The design consultant performed the following 65% Design tasks: prepare roadway, drainage, and stormwater management plans; perform preliminary structural design for a rock fall fence at the falling rock location of Gas House Pike ("Iron Ridge"); conduct supplemental surveys; perform geotechnical and environmental services; and prepare right of way plats. Since late summer and fall 2018, the design consultant and its subcontractor have performed supplemental roadway and property surveys, test pitting for utilities and hand augering as well as drilling borings for soil, geotechnical, and environmental samples, see "Survey Notice Letter (August 2018)" below. The 65% Draft Roadway plans are now posted online via this web page. Final Design phase will soon follow completion of review of the 65% Design plans. Final Design is anticipated to begin early summer 2020 and to be completed by late spring 2021, pending agency plan reviews and approvals. Property owners impacted by the project will be notified and appraisals are anticipated to begin early summer 2020 through the Final Design phase. If you would still like to meet to discuss the project as it pertains to your property, please contact Jennifer Bohager at 301-600-3505. Construction funding is currently scheduled to become available in July 2020.