Joint Kent-Queen Anne's Task Force



 Voting Members

Jack Wilson, QAC Commissioner Chris Cerino VACANT
Margo Bailey Wayne Darrell, Director, Emergency Services Joe Holt, Chief of Staff
Foster Beach  Ronald Fithian, Commissioner Liaison

 Bob Jacob,

Commissioner Liaison

Jack Brosius Ken Fry  

 Non-Voting Members

Shelley L. Heller, County Administrator
Greg Todd, County Administrator
Greg Roby, Deputy Director
Greg Holsey, District Engineer





The Joint Kent-Queen Anne's Task Force will meet on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners' Hearing Room, 400 High Street, Chestertown, Maryland for the purpose of discussiog the Chester River Bridge.  All regular meetings of the Task Force are open meetings and the public is encouraged to attend. 


Joint Kent-Queen Anne's Task Force Agenda


 Agenda 1.15.16

 Agenda 02.19.16

 Agenda 03.18.16

 Agenda 04.15.16

Agenda 05.20.16

Agenda 06.17.16

Agenda 07.15.16

Agenda 08.19.16 - No Meeting

Agenda 09.16.16 - Meeting Canceled

Agenda - 10.21.16

Agenda - 01.20.17

Agenda 04.10.17


Special Announcements


December 7, 2016 

Covington Machine & Welding will be at Chestertown bridge today to perform some tests.  Motorists may experience a few short drawbridge openings. 


November 30, 2016 - Postponed Lane Closures

Due to weather, deck patching on the MD 213 bridge over Chester River is now scheduled for Thursday 12/1 and Friday 12/2.  This work will require daytime single lane closures and flagging; motorists are reminded to plan a little extra time for travel through Chestertown between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. both days.


November 21, 2016 - Daytime Lane Closures

Weather permitting, SHA will close one lane of the MD 213 bridge over Chester River tomorrow (Tuesday, 11/22), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to paint light poles and railing.  Overnight temperatures are now too cold for painting so any remaining work will likely occur during the daytime.  We still anticipate this project will be completed within the next few days.  Please share this information as appropriate. 


November 18, 2016 - Progress Report and Lane Closures

Weather permitting, SHA will patch the MD 213 bridge over Chester River November 29-30.  This will be daytime work, 9am to 3pm, and will require single lane closures and flagging.

This is routine concrete patching of the fixed span, one lane at a time.  We've had this work planned for quite a while; just waiting for the drawbridge painting to finish.  With cool temperatures the patches will likely need a few hours to cure before we can open the lane to traffic so motorists may see a lane closure with nobody working for a few hours and wonder what's happening.  Rest assured we'll open the lane as soon as it's safe to do so.



September 16, 2016 - Progress Report

Project started  on schedule September 7th.  

Work consisted of installation of containment system to begin the cleaning process. System installed by 9-12-16.

Work stopped  on Saturday 9-10-16  after 11am to accommodate Jazz Festival.

Night work began on 9-13-16 and continues.




June 15, 2016 - The Maryland State Highway Administration's Office of Structures will have a contractor performing routine maintenance operations on the MD 213 Chestertown draw bridge on or about Monday, June 20, 2016.  Work will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and may include test openings of the bridge that should last no longer than those needed for an average vessel’s passage.  Work will be performed by Covington Machine and Welding, Inc. of Annapolis.  In coordination with this work, a pile driving rig/barge is scheduled to pass through the draw span channel.  This equipment is not related to current SHA bridge maintenance or repair work.


April 12, 2016 State Highway Administration Press Release