The Board of Commissioners for the Town of Upper Marlboro is currently accepting input on two Town Ordinances that 1) Extend business hours until 2am and 2) Expand parking availability in Downtown Upper Marlboro (and two other items).

Input Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RJLQRV6

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Survey will CLOSE on Monday July 23rd at 11pm.

At this writing (Sunday, June 3, 2018 @ 4:30 p.m.) we see the Western Branch rising up to 7 feet, after which, the Western Branch starts creeping up onto Water Street.

The graph below (from 3:15 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018) shows the Gauge Height rising straight up past 7 feet with no sign of slowing down, but . . .

With more rain expected, we advise that people do not attempt to travel by car (or by foot) near the bridge on Water Street at Route 4.

Please be mindful of the Western Branch at Marlboro Pike and Route 202 as well.  Safest route to and from the downtown area is Old Crain Highway from Pennsylvania Avenue.

It’s that time of year again! The Show Place Arena will be hosting many area High School Graduations over the next few weeks. Please expect heavy traffic volume and delays throughout Downtown Upper Marlboro and in particular the below intersections as attendees are released:

  • MD Route 4 (Pennsylvania Ave) at Water Street Interchange
  • Main Street / Route 202 Intersection

Please consider entering Town though alternative routes such as Old Crain Highway (or) Rt 725 / Old Marlboro Pike.  Please see the below graduation schedule:

Date School Ceremony Time
May 6, 2018 Washington Adventist University 10:00 AM
May 22, 2018 Gwynn Park HS 10:30 AM
May 22, 2018 Largo HS 3:30 PM
May 23, 2018 Friendly HS 10:30 AM
May 23, 2018 Frederick Douglass HS 3:30 PM
May 24, 2018 Academy of Health Sciences 10:30 AM
May 24, 2018 Prince George’s Community College 6:30  PM
May 25, 2018 Oxon Hill HS 10:30 AM
May 25, 2018 Crossland HS 3:30 PM
May 29, 2018 DuVal HS 10:30 AM
May 29, 2018 Fairmont Heights HS 3:30 PM
May 30, 2018 Potomac HS 10:30 AM
May 30, 2018 Central HS 3:30 PM
May 31, 2018 Surrattsville HS 10:30 AM
June 1, 2018 Annapolis HS 10:30 AM
June 1, 2018 Meade HS 3:30 PM
June 4, 2018 Glen Burnie HS 10:30 AM
June 4, 2018 North County HS 3:30 PM
June 5, 2018 Patuxent HS 3:00 PM
June 5, 2018 Huntingtown HS 8:00 PM
June 6, 2018 Northern HS 3:00 PM
June 6, 2018 Calvert HS 8:00 PM
June 7, 2018 Old Mill HS 10:30 AM
June 7, 2018 South River HS 3:30 PM
June 8, 2018 Broadneck HS 10:30 AM
June 8, 2018 Southern HS 3:30 PM

The flooding subsided from the Water Street Bridge early Sunday morning, and the State has reopened the road as of this morning (Monday, May 21, 2018).

The Town just met earlier today (Monday) with the WSSC and the SHA. They will be closing the road down later today to remove debris, assess damage, and fix the leaking WSSC waste water pipe leaking sewage into the river. They will keep us posted.

For those curious to see the USGS Flow Chart, it’s levels over the last week, where it is now, and to see if we might flood after the next rain due tomorrow, click on the link below . . .

The red line represents 11 feet, and is the point at which the water goes over the road.

At this writing (Friday 3:00 p.m.) we have seen the Western Branch rise up onto Water Street around 9:00 p.m. Thursday night.

The graph below (from 3:15 p.m. Friday May 18, 2018) shows the Gauge Height leveling out at about 13 feet, but . . .

With more rain expected, we advise that people do not attempt to travel by car (or by foot) near the bridge on Water Street at Route 4.

Please be mindful of the Western Branch at Marlboro Pike and Route 202 as well.  Safest route to and from the downtown area is Old Crain Highway.

WSSC is planning on closing Ritchie Marlboro Road for night work (in accordance with a permit from Prince George’s County) beginning approximately Tuesday, May 6th 2018. These closures will be from 8pm to 5am on an intermittent basis for about the next three to six months. For specific details regarding this project, please contact Contract Manager Mike Dobbs at michael.dobbs@wsscwater.com or the County Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T) at 301-883-5600.

 

Due to yesterday’s snow event, our contractor for Recycling Service has advised us that crews are moving slower around thawing snow-piles, and may not be able to pick-up until tomorrow.

We have requested to be kept up-to-date on these developments, since there is still a chance the Town can be serviced today.

Due to the active Winter Storm with predicted snow accumulation throughout the day, the Town Administrative Offices will be closed today.

Yesterday Town Public Works crews placed the Radar Speed Sign unit on Rectory Lane is response to several residents complaints of speeding on the residential street, as well as part of the Town’s Traffic Data gathering effort to obtain traffic data on all Town streets. This data allows the Town Police Chief to strategically deploy officers during documented peak speed violations periods, and assist the Town in planning roadway improvement projects.
 
The sign has been placed to “Stealth Mode” in which it collects traffic data but will not display driver’s speeds as to prevent becoming a nuisance to nearby residents. The sign will be relocated back to 725 after it’s one week study is over.
 
Residents can view live data from the sign by visiting this link: https://streetsoncloud.com/public/Rectory+Lane+Live+Speed+Data
 
Please contact DeputyClerk@UpperMarlboroMD.gov or Town Hall 301-627-6905 with questions or concerns,

A High Wind Warning is in effect for the southern suburbs of
Baltimore, central and southern Maryland and the Washington
Metropolitan area, (Including the Upper Marlboro area) beginning at midnight. Damaging winds are
likely, which may result in wind damage and power outages….

* TIMING…Overnight Thursday night through Friday night.

* WINDS…Northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.

Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.Please secure all outdoor items (trash bins, patio furniture ect) to keep them from blowing around.

To report a power outage call Pepco at 1-877-737-2662.