Friday, May 28, 2010
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s pavement preservation program is using long-term strategies to preserve and enhance the County’s transportation infrastructure. Under this program, roadways rated as fair or worse are receiving attention now that the warmer weather allows for the use of hot mix asphalt.
The work consists of the following steps:
- Full depth patching removes and replaces distressed pavement areas to restore the pavement’s structural integrity and ability to support vehicle loads.
- Edge and full width pavement milling removes the entire surface of the roadway to a depth of one to two inches.
- Utility adjustments to bring storm drain and sewer manhole covers and valves to the same grade as the renewed pavement.
- Crack sealing to repair large cracks with a flexible filler.
- Concrete curb replacement (if needed or appropriate) to remove and replace damaged and misaligned curbs.
- Paving with hot mix asphalt.
- Replacement of roadway lane markings.
Work on the following residential neighborhoods is scheduled to begin in this spring: Wildwood Hills, Bethesda; Olney Mill, Olney; Kemp Mill Estates, Silver Spring; and Maplewood, Bethesda.
Arterial roads that will be resurfaced using hot mix asphalt are: Carroll Avenue, from Piney Branch Road (Maryland Route 320) to University Boulevard (Maryland 193); Blueridge Avenue, from Georgia Avenue to Amherst Avenue; Fenton Street, from Wayne Avenue to 410 Philadelphia Avenue; and Emory Lane, from Muncaster Mill Road to Hillcroft Road.
Arterial roads that will be resurfaced using a micro surface process are: Muddy Branch Road, from Diamondback Drive to Darnestown Road (Maryland Route 28) and Norbeck Road, from Layhill Road to New Hampshire Avenue.
In addition, DOT will repair sidewalks and curbs this summer in the Germantown Park, Germantown; Tanglewood, Silver Spring; Longmead Crossing, Silver Spring; Plyers Mill Estates/ Carroll Knolls, Silver Spring; Wheaton Woods, Wheaton; Garrett Park; Greentree Manor, Bethesda; and Oranges neighborhoods. The work involves removing and replacing damaged sidewalks and ensuring that curb ramps are accessible to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, removal and replacement of damaged and misaligned curbs and restoration of disturbed areas with soil, grass seed and straw mulch. While DOT is in the neighborhood, residents can take advantage of the competitive price offered by the County to replace driveway aprons (the portion of the driveway that is within the public right-of-way) and lead walks (the sidewalk from the edge of the road to a homeowners property line).
For more information, email DHS at email@example.com or call 240-777-6000.