December 8, 2023
Annapolis, US 54 F

Road Damage From Tropical Storm Lee Could Cost County Up To $1.5M

Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works (DPW) Bureau of Highway (BOH) officials are expected to reopen several roads currently closed due to roadway wash outs resulting from flash floods associated with Tropical Storm Lee within the next seven days. Making repairs and opening closed roads a priority, the BOH is expected to reopen the majority of the current 13 closures within the next month. Chesterfield Road at Hawkins Road and Old Herald Harbor Road at H Diggs Lane in Crownsville, Harwood Road at Waysons Road in Harwood and Patuxent River Road in Davidsonville at Queen Anne Bridge Road will remain closed beyond 30 days due to the extensive damage and extremely complex nature of repairs.

Repairs also continue on the twelve storm damaged roads reduced to one lane. Two roads are expected to be repaired and reopened this week. Officials anticipate that the majority of these partially closed road segments will be reopened within the next 30 days. Extended lane reductions in Severn will continue beyond 30 days on Sandy Hill Road from Quarterfield Road to the cul-de-sac and Old Oak Road from Bannister Road to Teppers Road. Governor Bridge Road in Davidsonville between Patuxent River Road and the Bridge, Saint Stephens Church Road in Crownsville between Chesterfield Road and Edwin Lane, Patuxent River Road in Crofton between MD 450 and Arrowhead Farms, and Evergreen Road in Odenton between RT 3 and Jackson Road will also continue with a needed lane reduction beyond 30 days .

The current estimated repair cost total associated with these storm-related repairs is between $1.25 and 1.5 million.

The road closures and road segment lane reduction list (below) and detour maps have been posted on the County’s website at and will be consistently updated. Road closure and detour signs have been posted at all locations. Citizens are urged to respect barriers placed for the safety of the traveling public.

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