Thursday, August 26, 2010
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Residential Road Rehabilitation program continues in the Forest Glen community. In response to the County Executive’s call for a more systematic approach to maintaining the County’s transportation infrastructure, MCDOT responded by rating the condition of every County road. Under this program, Forest Glen had many streets rated very poor. This project, which involves 16 lane miles of concrete and asphalt work, started this month and will be completed by the fall of 2011.
MCDOT will not widen or alter the character of the streets in Forest Glen. Typical steps include developing a tree protection plan; identifying curbing and sidewalks needing repair and 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.