Thursday, June 30, 2011
The Department of Transportation’s Division of Highway Services (DHS) recently resurfaced Three Sisters Road, Potomac and Lantern Hollow Drive, North Potomac. Starting June 20, crews began resurfacing roads in the Griffith Park neighborhood, Sandy Spring and on June 30 in the Hamlet North subdivision, Gaithersburg.
DHS is also repaving Randolph Road, from the CSX railroad tracks to the Rock Creek Bridge. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is the source of funding for the Randolph Road project, which began at the end of June and will take three to four weeks to complete.
Dewey Road, from Randolph Road to Garrett Park Road, Wheaton, was permanently patched in May.
For all these projects, DHS patches areas of distressed pavement; mills the roadway surface, removing one to two inches to improve drainage; makes utility adjustments; seals cracks; repaves the road using hot mix asphalt; and restores the lane markings.
Work is also planned to preserve roads in the Hampshire Greens neighborhood, Silver Spring, and a portion of the Fox Hills West neighborhood in Potomac, using micro seal resurfacing. The remainder of the Fox Hills West neighborhood will be resurfaced next fiscal year. For these projects, DHS patches areas of distressed pavement; makes utility adjustments; seals cracks; restores the lane markings; and uses a micro seal material that fills cracks and small voids and extends the life of the road pavement.