Thursday, November 13, 2014

Update on Road Maintenance Projects

The Department of Transportation’s Division of Highway Services (DHS) pavement management system biennually evaluates more than 5,000 lane miles of County roads to assess their condition and prioritize repair and rehabilitation efforts. 

DHS has resurfaced residential roads using hot mix asphalt in the Goshen Estates neighborhood, Gaithersburg; Avery Village, Derwood; and Wisteria Drive from Germantown Road to Waring Station Road, Germantown. This pavement preservation technique keeps pavement serviceable for many years.  

Other resurfacing projects completed include Black Rock Road, from Darnestown Road to Burdette Lane, in Germantown. DHS conducted full-depth pavement patching; sealed cracks; applied a chipseal surfacing material; swept residual stone; and repainted lane markings.  

For projects to preserve pavement, DHS will complete full-depth patching of pavement, which removes failed areas of pavement with hot mix asphalt. Preservation was completed in the Hillandale neighborhood, Silver Spring in October and began in November in the Olney Mill neighborhood. Patching will take about five weeks to complete, weather permitting. Work hours are between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

DHS identifies curbs and sidewalks in need of replacement or repair and ensure that curb ramps comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. When DHS is doing concrete work in a neighborhood, residents can take advantage of the driveway apron and lead walk repair program.

Projects were recently completed in the Flower Hill neighborhood in Gaithersburg and Stoneybrook Estates, Silver Spring.  

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, call 301-251-4850), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.