Gas House Pike Bridge Replacement

Project Overview

This federally funded Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project is for improvements to Gas House Pike at Linganore Creek for the replacement of two existing structures, a larger multi-cell structure known as Gas House Pike Bridge (Structure No. F09-21) and a nearby smaller multi-cell pipe structure just west of Gas House Pike Bridge, which will become a new bridge (Structure No. F09-25). The proposed project work will include complete removal of both existing structures, installing a single 77' span prestressed girder bridge with concrete substructure and caisson foundation, installing a single 52' span prestressed girder bridge with concrete substructure and caisson foundation, installing new bridge parapets, replacing portions of the existing traffic barriers, installing new traffic barriers and end treatments, installing pipe culverts and headwall, installing storm water management facilities, installing roadway drainage improvements, installing a 10" diameter sanitary sewer line with associated items (Add-Alternate No. 1), 12" diameter water line with associated items (Add-Alternate No. 1), regrading approaches, placing full depth pavement and tying grading into existing topography, milling, patching, and surface paving along Gas House Pike from Sta. 98+40+/-, extending west for approximately 1.7 miles, to existing paved intersection of Boyers Mill Road/McKaig Road/Gas House Pike (Add-Alternate No. 2), and installing a formliner finish on the concrete parapets of the bridges' superstructures (Add-Alternate No. 3). The bridge structures and roadway approaches will have two 11-foot lanes with 5-foot shoulders to meet collector standards. The CIP project will provide needed safety improvements and reduce the frequency of flooding at this location.

For the current approved and historical Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget information, which includes the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, please visit the resource on Budget Publications

Current Status

UPDATE:  The project was originally advertised on April 18, 2019, and bids were opened on June 4, 2019. However, the project contract was not awarded. All Bids were rejected on September 9, 2019, and Rejection Notices were sent out by the County's Procurement & Contracting Department to all bidders. Project plans and contract documents were revised, and the project re-advertised on January 14, 2020 as Bid No. 20-283-CP. A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference was held on January 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. local time in the Winchester Room, 2nd floor, Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701. Bid Opening occurred on February 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the Procurement & Contracting Conference Room, 2nd floor, Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701. Additional information related to the Preliminary Bid Results for Bid No. 20-283-CP, Improvements to Gas House Pike at Linganore Creek Project, can be found on the County Procurement's web page via the following link:  

After all bids for the re-advertised project have been reviewed and award made, a Notice-to-Proceed (NTP) will be determined for the start of construction.  At this time, it is anticipated construction to begin sometime in spring 2020 or early summer 2020, pending award and when NTP is given. The project schedule will be updated and posted on this webpage once the project has been awarded and NTP is known. The project, per the recent As Bid plans, requires a full-time road closure for the majority of the construction duration and completion of the project. At this time, the project duration is estimated to be between 400 to 430 calendar days, pending how the project contract is awarded.  After NTP has been given, advance notification of the bridge closure will be posted at the bridge site and sent via public notification. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Jennifer Bohager, Project Manager, at 301-600-3505.

Contact Us

  1. Jennifer Bohager

    Project Manager, Office of Transportation
    Ph: 301-600-3505

    Jason M. Stitt, P.E.

    Chief, Office of Transportation Engineering
    Ph: 301-600-2932


    Frederick County Division of Public Works
    Office of Transportation Engineering
    355 Montevue  Lane, Suite 200
    Frederick, MD 21702-8213


    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.