Friday, May 30, 2014

Update on Road Maintenance Projects

Several new road maintenance projects by the Division of Highway Services (DHS) are beginning in local subdivisions. With the warmer temperatures, DHS has begun patching and paving roads throughout the County.

Permanent patching is a cost-effective interim solution to maintaining roadway structural integrity. The following projects are underway and should be completed within three to four weeks, weather permitting. Work hours are between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Brookdale community, Chevy Chase, began week of May 26. 
  • Carderock community, Bethesda began week of May 19. 
Concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk repair projects involve replacing defective sections to ensure structural integrity, proper drainage and to remove tripping hazards. When DHS crews are in a neighborhood, residents can take advantage of discounts for concrete work under the driveway apron and lead walk repair program.

Repairs in the Kingswell neighborhood in Wheaton began in late May and will take about six to eight weeks to complete. Work hours are between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For projects to preserve pavement while maintaining the rustic nature of rural roads, DHS will use a Chipseal resurfacing process that involves full depth patching of pavement; crack sealing; application of an asphalt emulsion binder, stone aggregate and Chipseal; compaction with rubber rollers; sweeping of residual stone; and repainting lane markings. Work continues to occur in June between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday: 
  • Kings Valley Road in Damascus will take about three weeks to complete. 
  • Sugarland Road in Poolesville, from Whites Ferry Road to Sugarland Lane, will take about four weeks. 
  • Peach Tree Road, from Old Hundred Road/MD109 to Barnesville Road, in Dickerson will take about two weeks. 
For more information on resurfacing projects throughout the County, visit the Division of Highway Services’ website or call 311 (outside Montgomery County, call 240-777-0311; TTY 301-251-4850), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.