Road Construction Foxville-Deerfield Road October 17-November 16, 2012
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Travelers may experience periodic delays and one-way traffic due to road construction along approximately .78 mile of Foxville-Deerfield Road from the northern boundary of Catoctin Mountain Park to the Owens Creek Campground entrance from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 until Friday, November 16, 2012. The construction project includes removal and replacement of pavement sections and reconstruction of drainage ditches and culverts. Matthews Contracting Co. of Purcellville, VA is performing the work. Foxville-Deerfield Road will remain open during the project and delays are expected to be of short duration.
Catoctin Mountain Park is one of nearly 400 units administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Visitor Center, located on State Route 77 three miles west of Thurmont, Maryland, is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Correspondence should be addressed to: Superintendent, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Our website address is www.nps.gov/cato. General information can be obtained by calling the Visitor Center at (301) 663-9388.
Did You Know?
Pileated Woodpeckers are the 2nd largest woodpecker in North America. Male has a red ‘moustache’ and the female has a black 'moustache'. Lifespan in the wild can be 8-12 years. The pileated is the only member of the woodpecker family that drills an oval-shaped hole.