Road closures expected throughout August

A few road closures are expected throughout the month of August and the county has posted notices so commuters can become aware.

River Valley Ranch will be hosting the annual River Valley Run — a 15k trail race, 10k trail race, 5k trail race and 5k road race — at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18.


From 7 to 11 a.m. that day, Shaffer Mill Road from Grave Run to just before Lineboro Road East will be closed, as well as Grave Run Road from just before Roller Road to Shaffer Mill Road.

All traffic and motorists will need to utilize alternate routes around this area.

Then, on or about Monday, Aug. 20, the Department of Public Works will be closing Cape Horn Road at Harvey Gummel Road for a structure replacement, according to a traffic alert released by the county.

“It’s a bridge project,” said Traffic Engineer Christopher Letnaunchyn this week.

He said it is anticipated the project will begin Wednesday, Aug. 22, but that more details have not been made available.

“Carroll County appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation with any travel delays or difficulties that this roadway closure and construction project may result in,” states the traffic alert.

The last project announced will begin on Aug. 27, at the railroad crossing at Flag Marsh Road and Newport Road.

The CSX railroad is planning on beginning repairs at the railroad crossing, and the repairs are scheduled to be completed by the end of the day Aug. 30.

Those interested in learning more about the project are encouraged to contact the Bureau of Engineering at 410-386-2157 for additional information.