Monday, March 31, 2014

Road Rehabilitation Project to Begin in Sligo Park Hills

The Sligo Park Hills community in Silver Spring 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. Sligo Park Hills, located east of Piney Branch Road, has many streets rated very poor. The rehabilitation project will renew concrete and asphalt streets, sidewalks and curbs, 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 trees in the right-of-way. Contractors conduct full-depth pavement patching and repave the streets with hot mix asphalt.

Rehabilitation will begin in the spring and should be completed in the summer.