Friday, August 30, 2013

Franklin Knolls Neighborhood Refurbishment Project Starting

The Franklin Knolls community is the most recent 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 our transportation infrastructure, MCDOT biennially assesses the condition of every County road. Franklin Knolls, located in Silver Spring, had many streets rated very poor.

The rehabilitation project will renew seven lane miles of concrete and asphalt, remove and replace defective curbs and sidewalks, conduct full depth pavement patching and repave the streets with hot mix asphalt. The project includes the option for residents to make concrete repairs on their property at reduced cost.

MCDOT does not widen or alter the character of the streets and takes special care to preserve the trees in the right-of-way during construction.

More information is available on the Division of Highway Services’ website.