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Meadowbridge Road Bridge Detour to Begin Monday, November 20

Worcester County Public Works will implement plans to replace the Meadowbridge Road Bridge, located halfway between MD Rt. 12 and U.S. Rt. 13, beginning Monday, November 20. Access to this bridge will be closed and a detour will be in place throughout the course of the project as follows: Petes Hill Road to McGrath Road is approximately 3.8 miles and 6 minutes; Meadowbridge Road to Stevens Road is approximately 2.3 miles and 4 minutes; and McGrath Road to Meadowbridge Road is approximately 3.5 miles and 5 minutes.

Detour Meadow Bridge Road - Bridge Replacement

Meadowbridge Road Bridge Repair Detour Map

Updated 11/16/2017

The  Meadowbridge Road bridge replacement work will begin on November 20, 2017.  The roadway closure should not exceed 120 days from the above Notice to Proceed date.

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Worcester County to host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day December 2

                       
The Worcester County Public Works Recycling Division will host Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Showell Elementary School on MD Rt. 589 (Racetrack Road). HHW and computers/laptops may be dropped off, but no other electronics will be accepted.

HHW includes pesticides, pool chemicals, gas and other fuels, oil-base paints, thinners and everyday hazardous wastes accumulating in and around the home for safe disposal. Computers and laptops will be collected and later recycled. 

Commissioners Recognize National Adoption Month with Worcester County Department of Social Services

Worcester County Department of Social Services (DSS) Assistant Director of Services Jamie Manning, and DSS staff members Lillian Wilkinson, Jamie Truitt, Trina Townsend, Jody Hurley, and Terry Edwards, along with Lisa Jackson, the 2017 Adoptive Parent of the Year.

 

This month is National Adoption Month. To raise awareness of Worcester youth who need stable homes, to highlight the joy of adoption, and to honor those who have dedicated their lives serving these children, on November 7, the Commissioners extended their gratitude to Worcester County Department of Social Services (DSS) Assistant Director of Services Jamie Manning, and DSS staff members Lillian Wilkinson, Jamie Truitt, Trina Townsend, Jody Hurley, and Terry Edwards, along with Lisa Jackson, the 2017 Adoptive Parent of the Year. 

Community Alert Signals to Sound Saturday, November 4

Saturday, November 4, Worcester County emergency alert signals will sound from area fire sirens. A steady alert tone will sound at 10:00 a.m. for approximately one minute.

The signals are tested the first Saturday of each month. In the event of an actual emergency, the sirens would be used as additional means to warn the surrounding communities of imminent danger and the need to tune to either radio, television or the internet for information. 

Worcester County Library Seeks Board Member to Represent Snow Hill

The Worcester County Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Worcester County resident to volunteer for a Board vacancy representing Snow Hill including areas beyond the town limits.  The Library Board is composed of seven members who reside in the various communities and towns in the county. Candidates should be passionate about the important role the Worcester County Library plays in our community.

West Ocean City Harbor economic impact study in development since late summer

Shallower navigation channels in the Ocean City inlet area are threatening the future viability of Worcester County’s commercial fishing industry. For this reason, in early September 2017, following a meeting with local, state, and federal partners in August, the County Commissioners directed County staff to develop a request for proposals (RFP) to identify the inlet’s economic impact on this area. 

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, October 9

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, October 9, 2017, for the Columbus Day holiday. 

The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers will be open during standard hours of operation.
WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, October 10. Worcester County staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

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