The Division of Highway Services began a project at the end of August to replace a culvert and improve drainage in eastern Damascus near the Howard County line. The project will require about a two week closure of Annapolis Rock Road at the creek near the PEPCO power transmission lines. Message boards will direct drivers around the closure.
Replacement of the culvert is urgent. Army Corps of Engineers approval of the project was required due to the sensitive nature of the pristine wetlands encompassing the area.