Capital Projects

The Town of Mount Airy contracts with numerous companies for projects such as:
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance
  • Pump stations
  • Re-paving roads
  • Sidewalks / curbs / gutters
  • Stormwater pond rehabilitation and upgrades
  • Water / wastewater treatment rehabs
  • Other projects
Recent bid awards and upcoming bids are listed on the Bids page.

Water Testing Results for PFAS

In December 2022 the Town was notified by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) of its newest Health Advisory for PFAS in drinking water and that two of the Town's wells were slightly above that limit. The Town isolated the issue by turning off those wells. In January of 2023 the Town worked with a Consultant and the MDE to prepare a resolution to the problem to include continued monitoring of these wells, secure funding, and designing/constructing a treatment system to remove PFAS from the raw water. In March of 2023 the EPA set their proposed limit and the link is provided above. Once this limit is finalized by the end of 2023, the Town and other water systems with elevated PFAS will have three years to be in compliance with the MCLs. The Town will continue periodic testing. All sampling results and any other updates will be posted here. 

R2T former CSX west of main

The Town has recently purchased a CSX rail line that is currently abandoned and is now overgrown with vegetation between Hill Street to Tempest Lane and is approximately 0.57 miles in length. This section of tracks is proposed to become part of the “Rails to Trails” program and tie into the Town’s existing Rails to Trails network. The Town has conducted soil testing to ensure safety from contaminants for all pedestrians. See linked Brownfield Application Draft and soil test results above. 

R2T boardwalk east of main

Rails to Trails Town View Project 

The Town is making improvements along the Rails to Trails between Main Street and Watkins Park. Improvements include construction of a boardwalk and restoration of stormwater management. The trail is to be ADA accessible. See the link above for a plan view of the work that is to be done. 
Roundabout Layout - Page 17
The Town is currently in the design process of improving the traffic patterns on South Main Street at the Extended South Main Street and Rising Ridge Road intersection. See the link above for the latest design drawings.