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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Highway Services in Midst of Peak Paving and Patching Season

The Department of Transportation’s Division of Highway Services (DHS) recently began road resurfacing projects in the neighborhoods of Hamlet North, east of Gaithersburg; Mountain View Estates, North Potomac; Edinburgh, Olney; and Bradley Woods, Bethesda; and on Renn Street, Marianna Drive, and West Frankfort Drive in Aspen Hill.

For 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 Fox Hills West, Potomac and in Sherwood Forest Manor, Silver Spring using micro seal resurfacing.  To preserve roads, 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. 

Permanent patching work is underway on in Rockville on Arctic Avenue and the Rock Creek Manor neighborhood; in Aspen Hill on Bauer Drive, from Marianna Drive to Norbeck Road.  Areas of pavement that require replacement down to the road base are excavated and replaced with hot mix asphalt.  This full depth patching restores the pavement’s structural integrity, prevents water from getting into the pavement and underlying road base.  Patching extends roads life between 15 and 20 years.

For more information on resurfacing projects throughout the County, visit the Division of Highway Services’ website or call 311, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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