Construction at Homewood Museum

Work will begin next week on gutters, downspouts, and underground drain lines around Homewood Museum, in order to correct chronic foundation moisture problems.

Construction fencing will be installed around the museum, closing its adjacent brick walkways and gravel paths. Public access to the museum, as well as service access and emergency egress, will be maintained with gates and other safety measures. Signs will announce that the museum remains open. Directional signs will advise pedestrians of alternate routes.

Work will begin at 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and typically end at 4 p.m. Noise impact will be low to medium, except when compressed air excavation is being used around the roots of the specimen magnolias at both ends of the building. Compressed air excavation will begin at 8 a.m. and is expected to require two to three days. Much of the excavation is within 5 feet of the building, and will be hand dug. Mini-powered excavators will be used as needed elsewhere.

The project is scheduled to be completed in August.

Please do not hesitate to contact Planning Design & Construction project manager Travers Nelson, at 443-997-7862 or, with any questions or comments.