Thursday, May 19, 2016

Highway to Begin Bel Pre Woods Community Rehabilitation Project in June

MCDOT’s Highway Services will begin a project in June to rehabilitate the roads, sidewalks and curbs in the Bel Pre Woods community in Rockville under a program that is taking a more systematic and comprehensive approach to maintaining the County’s transportation infrastructure. 

MCDOT will remove and replace deteriorated curbs and gutters, grind up the old roadway surface, further evaluate the road substructure for damage, patch where needed and reconstruct the roads with hot mix asphalt. Damaged sidewalks will be replaced or repaired. In addition, road drainage will be modified where there is no underground drainage.

Residents may elect to have their driveway aprons and lead walks resurfaced under a program that allows residents to have the work done using the County’s competitively bid prices. More information about the Driveway Apron and Lead Walk program is available online.  

MCDOT assesses the condition of all 5,300 lane miles of County roads every two years assigning ratings to each road using a formula-based scoring system. The scores then serve as the basis for prioritizing the department’s maintenance, rehabilitation and resurfacing efforts.

MCDOT’s road condition ratings help direct resources to maintain the high quality of good roads and target the worst roads for rehabilitation and repair. Every dollar spent by the County to keep a road in good repair reduces future repair costs that would have to be spent to restore a more deteriorated road.  More information is available online.

Bel Pre Woods Roadway Rehabilitation Project Map