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Posted on: April 29, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Prince George's County Proclaims Piscataway Hills Day

LARGO, MD- Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III will present a proclamation to the Piscataway Hills community on May 2, 2016. The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) reopened traffic in December 2015 on Piscataway Drive, after reconstructing the road following the slope failure that occurred on May 5, 2014. This slope failure was the most expensive natural disaster in the County’s history, forcing the road out of service and significantly impacting the lives of 28 families for eighteen months. The reconstruction of the road fulfilled County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III pledge to the residents that the County would support the community.
“The residents of Piscataway Hills had their lives upended by the slope failure that took place 2 years ago, said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. I want to thank each resident for their patience, engagement and commitment to keeping their community together. I want to thank our state and federal partners for stepping up and helping to secure the resources necessary to support this important community restoration effort.” In addition, I appreciate the diligent efforts of the various departments and agencies within Prince George’s County Government, particularly the Department of Public Works and Transportation and the Office of Emergency Management. I thank County Council Member Obie Patterson, State Delegates Kris Valderrama and Jay Walker, and State Senator Anthony Muse for their advocacy. A special thank you to Congressman Steny Hoyer for the assistance his office provided in helping us obtain a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). His work, in addition to the support from his colleagues, Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, Congresswoman Donna Edwards, was invaluable.”
When the disaster occurred, we knew that it would take a top notch team of experts to reconstruct Piscataway road. DPW&T was blessed to work with a strong team of professionals in the design and construction industry to bring this project to fruition”, said DPW&T Director Darrell B. Mobley. The community of Piscataway Hills has shown by example, resiliency and commitment to one another during a very difficult time. The County Executive will recognize this outstanding community by proclaiming Piscataway Hills Day on May 2, 2016.
WHO:
The Honorable Steny Hoyer, U.S. Congressman
The Honorable Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George’s County Executive
The Honorable Obie Patterson, Prince George’s Council Member, District 8
The Honorable Mel Franklin, Prince George’s Council Member, District 9
The Honorable Danielle L. Glaros, Prince George’s Council Member, District 3
Barry L. Stanton, Prince George’s County Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Infrastructure
Darrell B. Mobley, Director, Department of Public Works and Transportation
Mark James, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Maryland Emergency Management Agency
WHAT:
Proclamation of Piscataway Day
WHEN:
May 2, 2016
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
WHERE:
Piscataway Drive (Community Park)
Ft. Washington, Maryland 20744

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