BGE / MTA Natural Gas Main Installation to Begin in Riverside

BGE / MTA Natural Gas Main Installation to Begin in Riverside

SUMMARY: At the request of the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), BGE will soon begin a multiple-month long project to install a new natural gas main to service the MTA’s MARC Train Yard located on the south side of the community (directly south of Riverside Park and Southside Shopping Plaza). The work, limited to portions of only five streets (as outlined below), will entail street cuts, installing new gas main pipes, and covering the street cuts daily (either asphalt or steel plates). Work on each affected street is expected to take two to three weeks.  During these periods, some on-street parking restrictions will be posted.

WHO IS INVOVLED: This a BGE project to connect new gas service for one of their customers, the MTA. The gas main contractor will be Stella May – they will be responsible for street cuts (digging a trench), installing the new gas main, and laying down temporary asphalt / steel plates at the end of each work day. A paving / resurfacing contractor will be selected by BGE as the project progresses – they will be responsible for completing final restoration of the street after Stella May completes the new gas main installation. Assedo is a communications firm that BGE has hired to assist with communication to the community – they will be responsible for notifying residents and businesses who are directly affected and answering general questions from individual community members.

AFFECTED STREETS: This work will be limited to the following streets and specific blocks

  • Lawrence St (from Harvey St to E Fort Ave)
  • E Fort Ave (from Lawrence St to Boyle St)
  • Boyle St (from E Fort Ave to E Heath St)
  • E Heath St (from Boyle St to Webster St)
  • Webster St (from E Heath St to past E Barney St at southern-end of Webster St

SCHEDULE AND SEQUENCING: The project is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Feb 22 and progress in the following sequence, although this may be subject to change, with notice provided to affected residents and businesses.

  1. Webster St to E Barney St – 1 Week
  2. E Barney St to E Heath St – 1 Week
  3. E Heath to Boyle St – 1 Week
  4. Boyle St to E Fort Ave – 2 Weeks
  5. E Fort Ave from Boyle St to Lawrence St – 2 Weeks
  6. Lawrence St from E Fort Ave to Harvey St – 2 Weeks
  7. The service at the end of Webster St – 1 Week

PARKING RESTRICTIONS: We will work with BGE and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure as minimal disruptions to parking as possible. Parking restrictions will be in place and posted at least 72 hours in advance of taking effect. Please be sure to carefully follow any posted parking restrictions as failing to do so could result in citation, relocation, or tow.

COMMUNICATION TO THE COMMUNITY: BGE has provided the Riverside Neighborhood Association (RNA), State Delegate Luke Clippinger, and Councilman Eric T Costello the a Outreach Plan to the community which Assedo will be responsible for executing. This Outreach Plan was a result of a conference call between the above parties on Feb 11 to ensure a clear understanding of the scope and schedule of the project for those impacted in the community.

POINTS OF CONACT: for questions about the work on your street, please direct to:

For other questions or if you do not receive a timely reply, you are welcome to contact:

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as MTA makes improvements to its MARC Train facility.

DPW Solid Waste Curbside Collection Modifications

DPW is launching a new recycling schedule to ensure predictable collections as they deal with staffing issues under this most recent surge in COVID. The new schedule will be bi-weekly: south of North Ave (which is the entire 11th District) will have curbside recycling collection on the normally scheduled day of the week during the week of January 25 – 28.  More info and resources are below.

Link to the FAQs/Collections Update page:
https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/collectionupdate

Link to the map:
https://baltimoredpw.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0036eb5707d6445fb3a5fef4565c3799

Link to the FAQs:
https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/sites/default/files/Recycling%20Modifications%20FAQs.pdf

Link to the Residential Drop Off Centers Info page:
https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/solid-waste/drop-off

Link to the Estimated Recycling Card Delivery Date page:
https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/est-recycling-cart-delivery-date

Link to the Recycling Services page:
https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/recycling-services

Aug 09th Mask Order

The Baltimore City Health Department announced a new mask order, effective Monday, August 09, at 9:00am.

An FAQ with additional details will be released shortly. As soon as available, it will be posted here.

In the meantime, one question that continues to be raised is why is the City of Baltimore able to issue a mask order when the surrounding counties are not able to. The City Charter gives the City of Baltimore, specifically the Health Commissioner, the authority to do so.