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 12-148
 9/18/2012 
 Esther Bowring, Community Relations Manager   240.777.6513
 Office of the Director


 Update on four road maintenance projects

 

Several new road maintenance projects by the Division of Highway Services are beginning in local subdivisions.

Paving projects, in which crews will resurface the local streets with hot mix asphalt:

* Apple Ridge Road (Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village) to begin on or about September 17, 2012. The project should take 2- 4 weeks, weather permitting, with construction occurring between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday - Friday.

* Kemptown Church Road (upper county near Mt. Airy) to begin on or about September 17, 2012. The project should take 2- 4 weeks, weather permitting, with construction occurring between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday - Friday.

Permanent patching projects, in which crews make structural, permanent patches to the road, a cost effective interim solution to maintain roadway structural integrity based upon current funding allocations:

* Fallsreach subdivision (Potomac) scheduled to begin in early September, 2012, weather permitting. The project should take 3-4 weeks with construction occurring between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, Monday - Friday.

Pavement preservation projects, in which crews will be undertaking pavement preservation work. This will entail full depth patching of pavement deteriorations, crack sealing, and application of a micro resurfacing material.

* Laytonsville Knolls subdivision (Laytonsville), scheduled to begin on or about September 20, 2012. The project should take 3-4 weeks weather permitting with construction occurring between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, Monday - Friday.

Concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalk repairs, in which crews will be replacing defection sections of curbs or sidewalks to ensure structural integrity, proper drainage, and avoidance of tripping hazards. Under this operation, residents will be able to take advantage of discounts for concrete work under the driveway apron and lead walk repair program. Upcoming projects include:

* Watch for a future announcement of upcoming projects.

For more information on resurfacing projects throughout the county, visit the Division of Highway Services’ website or call 311 (TTY, call 301-251-4850), Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. (new extrended hours!)

 

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