1. Are County streets repaved on a schedule?
Yes. The county’s pavement preservation work plan is assessed and updated each year. The planned projects are identified and prioritized based on street condition assessment data and field evaluations. Staff uses a Pavement Assessment Management System (PAMS) methodology to evaluate asphalt condition. The foundation of PAMS is field data obtained using a high-tech pavement management vehicle, which measures and records the condition of roads; evaluating them on surface roughness, environmental stresses, and structural condition. Based on the resulting pavement condition index (PCI) rating, which is measured 0-100 (worst to excellent), staff uses the objective measurements to develop an initial list of roads to receive a resurfacing treatment. Once a street is suggested, field evaluations are conducted to confirm or negate the results. The goal is to apply the right surface treatment at the right time based on the results of the overall pavement evaluation.
2. Who is responsible for maintaining and repairing the driveway apron in front of my home?
Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) will make repairs to your driveway apron. To submit a request, please call PGC311 at 3-1-1 (or 301-883-4748) Monday - Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
3. I was not notified that work was being done in front of my home, was I supposed to be notified?
Yes. DPW&T always notifies public at least 48 hours prior to start of construction/repairs works on a street. Notices/Signs are always posted on the street, on posts, trees; or handouts hung on doors handles, informing about the time and duration of construction work.
4. There is a street construction project going on in my neighborhood. There has been no activity on the project for several days. Who do I contact to find out what is going on and when it will be completed?
Please call DPW&T, Road Maintenance & Construction Division of the Office of Highway Maintenance, at the phone number 301-499-8611, which is always printed on the Notices/Signs posted on a street at least 48 hours prior to start of construction
5. How can I request my road to receive treatment?
If you believe your road needs repair or treatment, contact PGC 311. Service requests may be submitted by dialing 311 -or- if you are outside the County, please dial 301-883-4748. An inspector will visit the site and investigate your request. You can also submit a service request or research an issue online at www.PGC311.com
6. When can I expect work to begin on my street?
Exact work dates are generally not available until 30 days prior to work beginning as contractors set schedules based on personnel and equipment availability – this is also weather dependent. Contractors will distribute a notice to each resident in a neighborhood approximately 2 days prior to work starting as a general notification that your street has been identified for treatment.
7. Is there a list of streets included in the pavement preservation work plan?
The county’s pavement preservation work plan is assessed and updated each year. The planned projects are identified and prioritized based on street condition assessment data and field evaluations.
8. How long are streets in Prince George’s County designed to last?
The average lifespan of an asphalt street is 25 years and when properly maintained with surface treatments it can last approximately 35 years.
Duration of work; and will also distribute a notice to each resident in a neighborhood approximately 2 days prior to commencement of work.