Penny Dispatch


Blythewood Road Widening
The project was paused for about two months to allow AT&T to relocate fiber lines in order for storm drain work to be completed, which had to occur before the road could be paved. AT&T has finished the majority of this work. Transportation contractors were able to return to work about two weeks ago.

Sunset Drive Sidewalk Construction
The original closure was scheduled for May 28, 2024, through Nov. 28, 2024. The contractor did not want to leave the roadway closed for such a long period, however, so intermediate closures were implemented. Sunset Drive is currently closed and will be opened on July 15, 2024, for a period of 30 days. After that period, the road will be closed for an undisclosed amount of time.

Alpine Road Resurfacing and Sidewalk Improvement
Construction is on schedule and currently at 65 percent completion. Resurfacing and paving should begin in late July 2024 and is expected to be completed in September or October 2024.

Atlas Road Widening
Transportation will make a recommendation for awarding the Atlas Road Widening Project, Phase 1A, to County Council at its regular August meeting. The bid totaled $8,612,274, or $2,052,449 less than the engineer’s estimate of $10,664,723. Staff anticipates construction to start in September.

Smith-Rocky Branch Greenway
Plans for this project are at 95 percent completion and are free and clear as far as Norfolk Southern (NS) is concerned. The last round of reviews by NS (last month) noted a few minor modifications to the design, all of which have been incorporated in the 95 percent-completed plans.

Dirt Road Paving Program

  • Sara Matthews Road is under construction. Installed drainage box and ditches. Project is 30 percent complete. No paving date confirmed at this time.
  • Howard Coogler Road is under construction with clearing and grubbing done. Project is 10 percent complete. No paving date confirmed at this time.
  • Jackson/Nathan Ridge Lane is under construction with clearing and grubbing, ditch installation, roadway base and driveways installed. The project is 80 percent complete. Paving is projected to start within 30 days, pending weather.