Maryland Rt. 77 along Big Hunting Creek to be Closed

Maryland Route 77 between Pryor Road and Park Central Road in Thurmont​, a span of two miles, will be closed for approximately four months in order to replace a sewer line and to perform road work. Starting on Thursday, January 4, crews will close this section of MD 77 in both directions to begin the work. Motorists will be detoured using MD 77 to US 15 (Catoctin Mountain Highway) to MD 550 (Sabillasville Road) to Foxville Deerfield Road and back to MD 77.  The Cunningham Falls lake area will also be accessible via Catoctin Hollow Rd.  Work is expected to be completed in May 2024.  During this time, the only access for fisherman will be to park at the Catoctin National Park visitor center and walk downstream along the creek. — Kevin Haney