Construction for a pump station on School House Road in Sykesville will begin on Monday, Dec. 3.
Motorists can expect road closures and detours between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. for the next two to three months, according to an email blast sent from the town.
“That's going to partially shut down Oklahoma Avenue during business hours or work hours,” Sykesville project coordinator Mark Onheiser told the Times on Thursday. "It won’t be every day, it will be as needed.”
Onheiser said the closures will be on Norwood Avenue, Oklahoma Avenue and School House Road as the pump station is installed — and closures will depend on where workers on are in the project.
“They need to excavate all the way down Oklahoma. They’ll be starting at Norwood Avenue, excavating up to School House Road, so that section of road will be closed during the day at times for up to two to three months,” he said.
“And then traffic will be diverted up Main Street to Spout Hill, to Second Avenue, and there will be maintenance of traffic at Boulder Court and School House Road because that portion of Oklahoma is one-way. So there will be flaggers at both ends of that to direct people one direction at a time to accommodate the School House Road [motorists].”
Questions about traffic management can be directed to Onheiser by calling the Sykesville Town House at 410-795-8959.