Council to consider $840,000 in street repairs

June 18, 2009|By DAN DEARTH

HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown City Council is to vote Tuesday on whether to spend up to $840,000 to repair portions of 21 city streets this year.

City Engineer Rodney Tissue said the money would be spent as part of the city's Pavement Preservation Program, which is undertaken every year to ensure that municipal streets are properly maintained.

The cost of this year's program would not exceed $840,000, Tissue said.

Each street on the list would receive varying degrees of repair, Tissue said. Some of the streets would be overlaid with asphalt, while others would be treated with Slurry Seal, a 1/4-inch thick sealant that is laid over the roadway to prevent water from seeping in.

Slurry Seal typically is effective for seven to 10 years, Tissue said.

"A road is like a roof," Tissue said. "You need to keep the water out of it."

If the council votes to approve the project, the bulk of the work would be done in July and August, and the work would end around November, Tissue said.


The project would be paid for using $74,000 from Community Development Block Grants, $582,000 from bond funds and $184,000 from the city's Capital Improvement Program, Tissue said.

Craig Paving Inc. of Hagerstown submitted the low bid of $840,000, according to city documents. Other bids were submitted by C. William Hetzer Inc. ($940,267.67), Huntzberry Bros. Inc. ($963,806.76), L.W. Wolfe Inc. ($976,962.36) and Ross Contracting ($1.05 million).

Street Repair list

Following are areas expected to be included in the City of Hagerstown's Pavement Preservation Program:

Hot Mix Asphalt Overlay

North Cannon Avenue -- East Franklin Street to North Mulberry Street

Downsville Road -- South Potomac Street to Maryland Avenue

Brown Avenue -- Virginia Avenue to Summit Avenue

Pennsylvania Avenue -- Jonathan Street to North Prospect Street

North Burhans Boulevard -- Park Lane to Pennsylvania Avenue

Guilford Avenue -- Surrey Avenue to West Wilson Boulevard

Mill Street -- Frederick Street to Dead End

Summit Avenue -- Memorial Boulevard to Garlinger Avenue

Charles Street -- repair slipped area at Potomac Street

West Irvin Avenue -- repair slipped area at St. Claire Street

Slurry seal

East Washington Street -- U.S. 40 to Richmond Street

Beechwood Drive -- Glenwood Avenue to Fairview Road

Brinker Drive -- East Wilson Boulevard to Dead End (SE/SW)

Crack filling

Outer Drive -- Glenwood Avenue to Haven Road

Memorial Boulevard -- Mount Aetna Road to Summit Avenue

Eastern Boulevard -- Frederick Street to Conrad Court


Florida Avenue -- Linganore Avenue to Arlington Avenue

Random deep patching

Maryland Avenue -- 7-inch depth repair of shoulder at new curb

Church Street -- 12-inch depth repair between Jonathan and Potomac streets

Nottingham Road -- 12-inch depth repair near Salem Avenue

Wesel Boulevard -- 12-inch depth repair at intersections

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