COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM IS PUTTING STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM IN IMPROVED CONDITION

Reinforcing and safety projects are underway in Maryland which involve approximately 490 miles of all types of state highways. The work undertaken includes grade preparation, drainage (extensive; includes pipe extensions, headwall construction, removal of old pipes etc.), pavement (some spot patching, hot-mix asphalt widenings, wedge-levelling, base and/or surface courses over existing pavement), shoulders (many miles of bikeways have been constructed in conjunction with shoulder improvements; hot-mix asphalt has been utilized in much of this work), extensive guard rail placement and worn out rail removal. The resurfacing program which has been in operation for some years has recently expanded the overlay program and put it on a regular basis. The program originates in the seven Highway Administration Districts where the conditions of the roads are analyzed, evaluated and their needs determined. The projects are developed in the District, sent to the Maintenance Department in Baltimore for correlation, scheduling and contract procedure, and then returned to the District for execution. The program which will cost approximately $28,000,000, will contribute positively toward highway safety, riding quality, pavement structural strength maintenance, skid resistance, traffic flow, cycling, aesthetics, and prevent vehicle wear.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maryland Asphalt Association, Incorporated

    Baltimore Life Building, 901 North Howard Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21201
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 2-4
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126290
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM