The Franklin Knolls community is the latest neighborhood to benefit from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Residential Road Rehabilitation program.
In response to County Executive Ike Leggett’s call for a more systematic approach to maintaining the County’s transportation infrastructure, MCDOT biennially assesses the condition of every County road. Franklin Knolls, located in Silver Spring just north of Takoma Park, had many streets rated very poor. The rehabilitation project will renew seven lane miles of concrete and asphalt and provides the option for residents to make concrete repairs on their property at reduced cost.
In the residential road rehabilitation program, MCDOT does not widen or alter the character of the streets and, during construction, takes special care to preserve the trees in the right-of-way. Contractors remove and replace defective curbs or sidewalks, conduct full depth pavement patching and repave the streets with hot mix asphalt.
Rehabilitation is expected to wrap up this fall. More information about the project is available on the County’s website.