Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Battery Lane, Old Columbia Pike and Potomac Falls Neighborhood
The Department of Transportation’s Division of Highway Services (DHS) is resurfacing Battery Lane in Bethesda, from Wisconsin Avenue to Old Georgetown Road. The Battery Lane work began May 9 and should take about three to four weeks.
DHS is also repaving Old Columbia Pike, from Spencerville Road (MD 198) to Columbia Pike (US 29). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is the source of funding for the Old Columbia Pike project, which began in April and is expected to be completed in early July.
For both projects, DHS will patch areas of distressed pavement; mill the roadway surface, removing one to two inches to improve drainage; make utility adjustments; seal cracks; repave the road using hot mix asphalt; and restore the lane markings.
Work is also planned to begin to preserve roads in the Potomac Falls neighborhood using micro seal resurfacing. For this project, DHS will patch areas of distressed pavement; make utility adjustments; seal cracks; restore the lane markings; and use a micro seal material that fills cracks and small voids and extends the life of the road pavement. The project will begin in early June and should take about a week.