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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Highway Services Conducts Spring Cleaning

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation Division of Highway Services Residential Streetsweeping program, which began in April, will continue through early July.  More than 3,900 curb miles of streets are scheduled to be swept and over 2,000 tons of debris is expected to be collected. This program not only cleans streets, but also prevents harmful debris and pollutants from being washed into storm drains, eventually degrading local streams and the Chesapeake Bay. 
 
Highway Services crews are also conducting litter pick-up across the County as part of the Refresh Montgomery program.   So far, crews have patrolled 143 miles of roadway and collected 71 tons of debris.
 
Dedicated volunteers help the County remove litter from roadways.  Under the Adopt-A-Road program, about 300 groups conduct roadside cleanups program and many have been active this spring, particularly around Earth Day in April. 
 
Elsewhere in the County, bridge decks and drainage systems are being flushed of winter debris; road shoulders are being repaired; and crews are patching potholes and doing resurfacing projects.
 
For more information, including sweeping schedules or to report a pothole, visit the Highway Services’ website or call 311, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (TTY, call 301-251-4850). 
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