Friday, June 28, 2013

MCDOT Improving Transportation Infrastructure

In response to the County Executive Isiah Leggett’s call for a more systematic approach to maintaining the County’s transportation infrastructure, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) responded by rating the condition of every County road. Under this program, the Franklin Knolls neighborhood in Silver Spring had many streets rated very poor. A project to reconstruct the roads, sidewalks and curbs began in June and should be completed this fall.

MCDOT will not widen or alter the character of the streets in Franklin Knolls. Typical steps include developing a tree protection plan; identifying curbs and sidewalks needing repair, then reconstructing them; replacing driveway aprons for residents who opt into this program; making extensive pavement repairs; milling the road surface; and finally resurfacing the streets with hot mix asphalt.

In late June and early July, MCDOT starts road maintenance projects using hot mix asphalt to resurface streets. Construction will occur weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Hunters Woods subdivision, Gaithersburg, is expected to take seven to 10 weeks.
  • In Rockville, Tilden Lane, from Old Stage Road to Tilden Lane’s dead end, is expected to take three to four weeks. 
Pavement preservation projects are also underway. These include full depth patching in portions of the pavement that have deteriorated, sealing cracks and applying a micro-resurfacing material. The projects listed below are expected to take three to four weeks, weather permitting. Construction will occur weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Tildenwood Drive, from Montrose Road to Old Stage Road, Rockville.
  • Old Stage Road, from Hitching Post Lane to Farmland Drive, Rockville.
MCDOT continues its seasonal repairs of concrete curbs, gutters and sidewalks. While MCDOT is in the neighborhood, residents may take advantage of discounts for concrete work under the driveway apron and lead walk repair program.

Work will begin in late June and take six to eight weeks to complete (weather permitting) in the Foxhall subdivision of Aspen Hill; Greenwood Knolls subdivision, Wheaton; and Hoyles Mill Village subdivision, Boyds. Construction will occur between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on resurfacing projects throughout the county, visit the Division of Highway Services’ website or call 311 (TTY, call 301-251-4850), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.