WESTMINSTER, MD, Thursday, June 9, 2022 – The Carroll County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce receiving the 2022 Maryland Quality Initiative (MdQi) Under $5M Project of the Year award for the Langdon Stormwater Management Facility project.  MdQi is a professional organization formed to foster “coordinated and continuous improvement to ensure safe, efficient, environmentally sensitive and sustainable systems to meet the needs of all transportation stakeholders” in the state of Maryland.

This award was presented in recognition of an outstanding project that addressed the needs of the citizens, provided a cost-effective solution, and demonstrated innovative engineering and construction.  This is the second significant award received by Carroll County for this project.  The project also received the Project of the Year award from the County Engineers Association of Maryland in 2021.

The Langdon project, a cooperative initiative with the Carroll County Bureau of Resource Management and the City of Westminster, installed a stormwater management pond adjacent to Westminster Avenue designed to remove pollutants from 96 acres of impervious area before discharging into the headwaters of Double Pipe Creek.  The innovative construction included contracting with Maryland Midland Railroad to haul over 75,000 cubic yards of material from Westminster to sites in New Windsor.

Carroll County’s Director of Land and Resource Management Christopher Heyn received the award at the MdQi Conference on May 26, 2022.  Mr. Heyn is very appreciative of his staff and the overall team responsible for the project.  “This project was only a success because of the dedication and hard work of the firms and organizations who all cooperatively came together to overcome some very difficult challenges.”

The $3.15 million dollar project was partially funded with grants from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Highway Administration - Transportation Alternatives Program.

“Carroll County is an environmental leader in Maryland,” said Board of Commissioner President Ed Rothstein. “It is gratifying when our peers around the state recognize an innovative project as well as the hard work and dedication of our exceptional staff.”