The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has reopened MD 77 (Foxville Road) in Thurmont, following the total closure and detour in May. The contractor, Highway & Services, Inc. of Gaithersburg, is currently working under flagging operations in both directions of MD 77, between Pryor Road and Stottlemyer Road, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be occasional overnight work from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
The $2.1 million project will replace 46 aging culverts that are under the roadway. These culverts allow water to flow under the road and prevent flooding. To replace the culverts, the contractor will excavate part of the roadway and replace the culverts underneath. This will require single lane closures, guided by a flagging operation this summer.
In addition to the culvert replacement, the contractor will clean existing drain pipes and inlets. This section of MD 77 will also be paved after work is complete, which is scheduled for summer 2020.