La Plata, MD- In December 2018, Town of La Plata Operations Director Bobby Stahl asked the La Plata Town Council to approve a request to undertake emergency repairs to Quailwood Parkway. The Parkway connects Hawthorne Road and Port Tobacco Road West of U.S. 301.
The request was to make emergency repairs to the storm water management system. Due to this years heavy rains, the road was at risk of failing under the load of the heavy runoff.
In November 2018, the Council approved a similar request to repair a storm water drainage pipe on Wales Drive. The resolution passed authorized Town Manager Brent Manuel to negotiate directly with contractors. Standard procedures for projects exceeding $20,000 are advertised for competitive bids. However, due to the emergency nature of the project, it was altered.
The Town of La Plata now says that Quailwood Parkway is re-opened.