Bottom Road near C&O Canal to close again for large milling and asphalt project

11 August 2023- The Washington County Division of Engineering announces an upcoming road closure on Bottom Road, spanning from Route 68 at the tannery to the railroad tracks at the Martin Marietta quarry. This temporary closure is scheduled to take place from Monday, August 14, 2023, to Friday, August 18, 2023, with closure hours between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day, weather permitting.

As part of the County’s Fiscal Year 2023 Pavement Maintenance Program, this road closure is essential to facilitate significant roadway improvements, including milling and asphalt overlay. These enhancements are designed to ensure safer and smoother travel for all users, contributing to the overall quality of our local infrastructure.

During the specified closure period, Bottom Road will be closed to through traffic to accommodate the necessary roadwork. The project’s primary focus is the enhancement of the road’s condition through meticulous milling and a high-quality asphalt overlay. These efforts align with our ongoing commitment to uphold and improve the road network that serves our community.

Access During Closure:

  • Local resident traffic will be granted access to Bottom Road.
  • Emergency services will maintain access for swift response in case of emergencies.
  • Postal service deliveries will continue unaffected.

The Division of Engineering extends its gratitude to all residents and commuters for their patience and understanding during this temporary road closure. The improved road conditions that will result from this maintenance work will benefit the entire community, ensuring safer travel for all.

We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause and wholeheartedly appreciate your cooperation as we endeavor to enhance our local roadways. Your safety remains our top priority.

For additional information or inquiries, please do not hesitate to reach out to Washington County’s Public Relations and Marketing Department at 240-313-2380 or via email at