Leonardtown, MD – The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County announce the awarding of three diverse infrastructure construction projects.

Locust Lane Farms Inc. of Upper Marlboro, MD has been awarded a $5.6 million project to complete the 1.7 mile Phase 1 FDR Blvd. project, which will complete the connection between MD Route 4 (St. Andrews Church Road) and MD Route 237 (Chancellor’s Run Road).  Work on the project begins October 16 and is scheduled to be complete by December 2018.

The St. Jeromes Creek Emergency Dredge, a $116,000 project, has been awarded to Dissen and Juhn LLC. The work will temporarily restore the channel depth to at least 6 feet in anticipation of the Corps of Army Engineers jetty project, currently being re-scoped to improve affordability.  The dredging began on October 2 and will be completed by October 31.  The channel has important commercial and recreational value and serves as the only safe harbor of refuge for boats to shelter during storm events between Point Lookout and Solomons Island.

Great Mills Trading Post Company, Inc. and Penn Ave Construction, LLC are the recipients of the third project, a Water Quality, and Nutrient Removal project. The $4.3 million project, a joint venture with St. Mary’s County Schools and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, utilizes the Chesapeake Bay Trust Fund as a grant source.  13 county commissioner and school board owned properties with existing stormwater management ponds will be retrofitted to remove nearly 1,229 pounds of nitrogen, 126 pounds of phosphorous and 35.4 tons of sediment from local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.  The project will be completed by summer 2018.