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(December 11, 2014) – With winter fast approaching, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will repair deteriorated pavement on MD 100 / MD 10 in the Pasadena area of Anne Arundel County.  


Read more of the SHA Press Release


Collections Scheduled for Thursday Will Slide to Friday and Friday Collections Will Take Place on Saturday


Annapolis (November 25, 2014) - The Department of Public Works, Waste Management Services will observe the following curbside collection schedule and facility operating schedule for the Millersville Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility and the Northern, Central and Southern Recycling Centers in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 




Thur, Nov. 27

NO curbside collection.

All Waste Management Services facilities are CLOSED.

Fri, Nov. 28

Curbside collections normally scheduled for Thursday will occur.

All Waste Management Services facilities are CLOSED.

Sat, Nov. 29

Curbside collections normally scheduled for Friday will occur.

All Waste Management Services facilities are OPEN.

For more information on recycling and trash services, visit the Department’s web page at or call our Customer Service Representatives at 410.222.6100 Monday through Friday between 7:30a.m. and 4:00p.m. if you have questions

School Plantings in Arnold Will Support Watershed Protection and Restoration Efforts

Annapolis, Maryland (October 31, 2014) – Sixth-grade science students from Marley Middle School will plant native vegetation November 5-7 to support Anne Arundel County’s Haskell Drive Outfall Retrofit Capital Project in Arnold.  The Watershed Protection and Restoration Program (WPRP), in cooperation with Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, manages the school planting program to provide environmental learning opportunities to hundreds of local elementary, middle and high school students each year.


“This program not only provides great opportunities for our students to enjoy hands-on learning out in nature, but also inspires them to take an interest in protecting our waterways and the Chesapeake Bay at a young age,” said County Executive Laura Neuman.


The planting of native vegetation at the restoration sites will improve water quality by allowing pollutants to be absorbed into the plants and shrubs that are planted.  In addition, the trees and their root systems help prevent erosion by stabilizing the stream banks, and their shade improves the area for wildlife.


The WPRP, a division of the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering, is responsible for implementation of the county’s stormwater restoration project strategies that meet mandated federal and state water quality requirements. For more information about the WPRP, go to


New “Flush” Signal Timing Plan Also Developed After Meeting With

City of Annapolis to Address Forest Drive Traffic During Detour Situations


Annapolis, Maryland (October 29, 2014) – Anne Arundel County’s $251,000 interactive traffic control upgrades and new signal timing plans will go online this month to improve traffic flow efficiencies for motorists traveling to and from the congested Annapolis Neck corridor. The traffic signal upgrades and supporting software were supported by a $161,000 Baltimore Regional Transportation Board grant and implemented by the Department of Public Works to reduce congestion on Forest Drive.


“This corridor has been congested frequently for years – I know because I travel it daily,” said County Executive Laura Neuman. “The expense of increasing capacity along Forest Drive prompted the county to consider alternative ways to improve traffic flow, and doing so through the use of technology is exciting.”


The Adaptive Control Software (ACS) Lite technology will interact with recently upgraded traffic signal controllers at 12 Forest Drive intersections to continuously reallocate green light signal time based on real-time traffic volume data captured from remote monitors. The county anticipates results similar to the ACS Lite system implemented on Riva Road, which showed an 8 percent reduction in travel time and 26 percent reduction in total delay.


The DPW Bureau of Highways Traffic Engineering Division developed the new “flush” timing plans after meeting with City of Annapolis officials to address efforts to better re-direct Forest Drive traffic to and from detour routes. When new timing plans are activated, the appropriate side street traffic signals, timed to move traffic along Forest Drive, are reprogrammed to “flush” motorists around the closure. When the incident is cleared, the system will revert back to the normal timing plan.


“While these new plans will not eliminate congestion, I am pleased that we were able to collaborate with the City of Annapolis for more efficient use of our detour routes,” County Executive Neuman stated.


“This is a positive and fortunate outcome to a very unfortunate situation that resulted in major traffic gridlock back in March,” Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides said. “I am grateful to Anne Arundel County for their willingness to meet right away to discuss the traffic load on Annapolis roads, specifically on Forest Drive, and find alternatives for our residents.”


"Forest Drive is the main artery to many of our communities and I am proud to have worked with county Public Works staff to pursue efforts to improve and enhance traffic flow through this congested corridor,” said County Councilman Chris Trumbauer. “State-of-the-art signal optimization will help improve traffic flow, and the ability to ‘flush’ traffic in the event of an emergency is an important public safety upgrade for our residents."


Weekly Capital Project update for week of September 29, 2014.


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