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.
The project is currently in its Final Design phase. The draft 95% Design plans are posted online via this web page. 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 will still be needed for final design (100% design) and the field work schedule is to be determined 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 has been in progress and property owners impacted by the project have been 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.
The 100% Design plans are under development, and 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 late Fall 2022/early Winter 2023 and Construction is anticipated for Spring/early Summer 2023. Construction funding became available in July 2022.