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Shangri-La Drive & Essex Drive Waterline Replacement Phase 2


The Shangri-La Drive & Essex Drive Waterline Replacement Project is a two-phase water main replacement project as seen above. The existing 8” water main system was originally constructed as part of the Patuxent Park Water System by the United States Navy over 65 years ago. The aging system needs water main, valve, service lateral, and fire hydrant replacement to adequately serve the Lexington Park area.

Project Scope of Work

This project will replace the water system on Shangri-La Drive from FDR Blvd to South Essex Drive and on South Essex Drive from Great Mills Road to Shangri-La Drive (see the above depiction). The work consists of the replacement of approximately 1,900 linear feet of water line and 5 fire hydrants, including water service connections to the existing services. The new water main will be constructed using 8” C-900 PVC inside the county Right of Way. Metcom will coordinate with the Lexington Park Elementary School, Library, and local businesses to assure a smooth construction period.

Customer Impact


Residents in the area should expect occasional traffic impacts. Please speak with our on-site construction inspector or call the project manager below with any traffic concerns. 

Water Service:

Residents in the area should expect minimal interruptions to water service during construction. The contractor is instructed to alert all residents and must obtain METCOM approval before disrupting water service to customers.

Sewer Service:

Residents in the area who are served by public sewer should expect no interruptions to sewer service during construction.




Design contract was awarded to Dewberry Engineers on August 8, 2019.



Construction is expected to begin in late fall 2024.

Public Notices

Public Meeting:


A Public Information Workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Main Conference Room of MetCom’s Administrative Office – 23121 Camden Way,

Project Location

Southampton Water & Sewer Project Locati

Project Contacts

Joshua Woodburn – METCOM Project Manager: (301) 737 – 7400 x 307

(Please email any questions or concerns to

Ronald Delahay – METCOM On-site Representative: (240) 298 – 0074 

Chris Soussanin – METCOM Chief of Construction: (301) 737 – 7400 x 311

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