WILLIAMSPORT, Md. - Bottom Road in Williamsport has been a source of major flooding for years, but beginning this September, the county is taking action.
During the Washington County Commissioner's meeting on Tuesday, Fayetteville Contractors was awarded the $175,000 bid to improve drainage on the road through storm drains and concrete inlets.
Officials said the project will begin in late September and will last for 90 days.
The road will be closed to traffic at the northern-most portion of the road during normal work hours.
"As far as the flooding, pond water will be removed, and the icy conditions will be limited in the winter with the removal of the water in that area,” said Scott Hobbs, Director of Engineering.
The Maryland State Highway Administration will be funding $20,000 for the project.