Sep 22, 2010

Savage Park Project to Begin

September 29, 2010           

Media Contacts:
Kevin Enright, Director, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Mark Richmond, Project Manager, Department of Public Works, 410-313-6413

Savage Park Project to Begin

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – A Howard County construction project to stabilize a stream channel and improve water quality treatment of storm water runoff in Savage Park is scheduled to begin on or about Tuesday, October 12.  The purpose of the project is to repair an eroding channel which carries storm water from the park property to the Little Patuxent River, following a path that crosses the newly installed Little Patuxent Parallel Interceptor Sewer.  Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by early February 2011.

The stream will be regraded and stabilized with stone and bioengineering (vegetative) materials.  Two bio-retention facilities will also be added to provide water quality treatment for the adjacent roadway and parking lot area. Some drainage pipes will be upgraded, and disturbed areas will be re-vegetated with a combination of trees, shrubs, perennials and turf grass.

The project will affect a portion of the Savage Park walking path and parking lot.  An existing pathway, already blocked off as a result of the Little Patuxent Parallel Sewer Interceptor construction project in the area, will also be used for construction access.  Some parking spaces will be unavailable during construction; however, the project will not impact the flow of traffic in the area.

For questions or concerns about Capital Project S-6175, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440, or by e-mail to

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