Otterdale Road Drainage Improvements - Horsepen/Blackman/Otterdale Branch


County funding has been identified to address existing drainage issues on Otterdale Road between Woolridge Road and Genito Road. Preliminary engineering to address the Blackman Creek, Horsepen Creek, and Otterdale Branch crossings is underway.

Information Meetings

The selected road design-build contractor (Kokosing) will be holding several pardon our dust meetings to discuss upcoming detours and the full closure of Otterdale Road. Please visit the Otterdale Road Drainage Improvements project website to sign up.

  • The contractor's first public meeting was a virtual format and was held on Feb. 17, 2022.
  • A virtual citizen information meeting was held May 20, 2021 and a link to the recording can be found below.
  • A second live-streamed citizen information meeting was held May 25, 2021 and a recording of the livestream can be found below.
  • An in-person citizen information meeting was held August 17, 2022 at Cosby High School to discuss details of the crossing 2 Blackman Creek detour.

County staff is also available to meet individuals virtually or in-person by appointment, email the Transportation Department.

Traffic Impacts

Otterdale Road is anticipated to be closed to traffic during construction. Phase 1 Horsepen Creek is open ahead of schedule and the Phase 2 Blackman Creek Detour is in effect October 5, 2022 until May 2023. The link to the Phase 2 Detour route graphic can be found on the  contractor's website along with weekly updates.

Project Timeline

Construction began March 2022 and the construction of all three crossings is anticipated to be complete May 2024.


Nate Mathis
Phone: 804-748-1037
Email Nate Mathis