BALTIMORE CITY REHABILITATING MANY OF ITS ARTERIAL STREETS

This article discusses the Baltimore City resurfacing program involving all or 45% of the most heavily traveled streets in the city. Nearly 70 miles of streets are being rehabilitated under this program. All of the streets in the program carry no less than 20,000 vehicles per day while some carry as many as 50,000 vehicles including passenger cars, trucks, and buses. The necessary work to correct the deficiencies in the streets and put them in good conditions is described. Special mention is made of the milling operations. This process reduces the thickness of the old bituminous concrete surface by whatever depth is specified. It is accomplished mechanically by a machine equiped with specially treated steel bits on a cutting drum. The principle reasons for using milling are to save curb faces and to minimize the thickness of replacement material. The resurfacing program is financed from regular budgeted funds of Baltimore City; and the program is handled by the Public Works Department. Priorities are determined in consultation with other departments, bureaus and divisions. All work is done by contract, and inspection of preparatory work, mix production, and lay down is handled by the Bureau of Construction Management.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maryland Asphalt Association, Incorporated

    Baltimore Life Building, 901 North Howard Street
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21201
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 2-4
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM