What's Wrong With This Picture?

September 30, 2012
  • Part of the road surface at Md. 60 and Longmeadow Road, north of Hagerstown, has ruts.
By Andrew Schotz

The problem: The condition of the road on Md. 60 at Longmeadow Road, north of Hagerstown. A Herald-Mail employee said she could feel the ridges in the road when her car bounces over them. The problem is the most noticeable when making a left turn onto Md. 60 or Longmeadow Road.

Who can fix it: Maryland State Highway Administration

What they say: Heather Keels, a district community liaison for the Maryland State Highway Administration, wrote in an email: “SHA’s Hagerstown shop is aware of the rutting that has formed on Md. 60 in several areas, including the Longmeadow Road and Cortland Drive intersections. We will check for potholes or any other issues that can be fixed short-term, but the rutting will need to be addressed through milling and paving, which we hope to do as part of our resurfacing program next summer. The rutting you describe happens over time due to a combination of factors such as heavy trucks making turns, heat and traffic volume.”

— Compiled by Andrew Schotz

If you are aware of a safety problem, a major annoyance or a pet peeve that one of our governmental bodies, an agency or an organization is responsible for fixing, send the information, and a photo if you have it, to:

What’s Wrong With This Picture
c/o The Herald-Mail newsroom
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Hagerstown MD 21740

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Editor’s note: Each Monday, The Herald-Mail will highlight an infrastructure issue or other problem and will try to find out what is being done to fix or improve the situation. We will not tackle situations involving neighborhood or domestic disputes, or consumer problems.

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