***UPDATE: Work has begun on Laurel Lake. You may notice that the Lake has been drained. This is to allow the contractors to install the forebays that will naturally filter the water as it comes into Laurel Lake. See the Press Release below for hours of operation and work that is being done on the Lake.***
Clean Water Partnership has reported to the City that their contractor will begin work on the Lower Laurel Lake starting in late November or early December. Thank you again to the residents and businesses along this construction area for their patience during this process and as any new information becomes available, Mayor Craig A. Moe will make sure to pass it along to residents.
Good news for Laurel and all those who live around Laurel Lake. Prince George’s County, working with the Clean Water Partnership (CWP), have been planning and designing a water quality improvement project and it is set to begin this month!
CWP states that “the project is being completed to meet regulatory requirements for treating stormwater within the county. The team will dewater the pond to employ Best Management Practices, installing forebays adjacent to the main pond, to meet stormwater management regulations and the forebays will capture excess sediments and other pollutants prior to releasing stormwater into the pond.”
The project will be centered at 14290 Oxford Drive and the forebays will be adjacent to the Lakehouse, Cherry Lane, as well as the aforementioned Oxford Drive.
Construction hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 7:00pm and Saturdays, as needed, from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
For residents living in the Oxford Drive area, be aware that construction crews from the contractor, D & F Construction, will use Oxford Drive, the existing road off Mulberry Street and the Laurel Lakes Executive Park parking lot for site access during this project.
For pedestrians who like to use the Lake path, there will be no restrictions along Oxford Drive. If you use the path by the Lakehouse, there will be a temporary path detour, but it will remain open during construction hours. And the path by the Executive Park will be restricted during construction hours, so please use the sidewalk along Cherry Lane as a detour.
Please contact the Department of Parks and Recreation, 301-725-5300, extension 2306, if you have questions or concerns during the project. For more information or any questions about the project, you may contact CWP at 202-255-6530.