Wednesday, April 30, 2014

MCDOT Resumes Full Schedule of Road Maintenance Projects as Warm Weather Finally Returns

The Division of Highway Services ramped up its seasonal road maintenance projects that use hot mix asphalt for resurfacing. Projects listed below (unless otherwise noted) are expected to take four to six weeks, weather permitting, with construction occurring between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Talley Lane and Talley Court in Darnestown began in mid-April. 
  • Ganley Road in Barnesville began in early April. 
  • Chapel Road in Potomac began in early April. 
  • Silver Brook Drive in Rockville began in early April. 
  • Briars Acres neighborhood in Olney began in late April. 
  • Gunners Lake and Gunners View neighborhoods in Germantown began in late April. 
  • Quince Orchard Road in Darnestown will begin in mid-May. The project is expected to take about five weeks, weather permitting, with construction occurring between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
Pavement preservation projects also began. These efforts include full depth patching in portions of the pavement that have deteriorated, sealing cracks and applying a micro-resurfacing material.
  • Peach Tree Road in Barnesville was repaired in early April. Resurfacing of the road will occur later in the season. 
Crews make concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk repairs to replace defective sections of curbs or sidewalks; ensure structural integrity and proper drainage; and remove tripping hazards. Residents can take advantage of discounts for concrete work under the driveway apron and entrance walkway repair program. Upcoming projects include:
  • Kensington Heights in Kensington began in early April. The project is expected to take about eight weeks, weather permitting, with construction occurring between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  • 14104 Glen Mill Road in Rockville was completed in April with installation of 230 linear feet of concrete curb and gutter. In addition, DHS trimmed and/or removed vegetation encroaching on the east side sidewalk. 
  • Parkside subdivision in North Bethesda received new curbs and gutters in March. 
More information on resurfacing projects throughout the County is available on the Division of Highway Services’ website or by calling 311 (TTY, call 301-251-4850), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.