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Roadway Maintenance

Roadside Maintenance:

  • Shoulder Maintenance – Restoring road shoulders to grade so that water drains properly along County rights-of-way.
  • Roadside mowing along County rights-of-way or on County-owned lots.
  • Trimming of brush and trees in County rights-of-way or on County-owned lots.
  • Removing trees in County rights-of-way or on County-owned lots.
  • Minor repair of curb and gutter along County-owned streets. If the repairs required warrant curb/gutter replacement, the request is prioritized based on the severity of the problem and availability of funds.
  • Roadside litter and debris are picked up along all County-owned roadways by the Highway Department.  Litter and/or debris must be within the County right-of-way.  If you would like to request litter/debris removal on County owned right-of-way or property, please contact your appropriate Highway Department section as listed at the top of the page
  • Driveways and drainage pipes running under driveways are private property.  Therefore, maintenance is the responsibility of the property owner.

Property Owners Responsibility:

  • Sidewalk repairs are the responsibility of Property Owners.  The County will only repair sidewalks that have been damaged by the County.
  • Litter and Debris:
    • If the litter/debris is on private property, removal is the responsibility of the property owner.
    • Certain types of litter, such as excessive household litter on a private lot can be addressed by the Health Department by calling 240-313-3200.
    • Larger pieces of debris, such as old furniture on a private lot can be addressed by the Permits & Inspections Department at 240-313-2460.

Stormwater Drainage:

  • Stormwater drainage maintenance is performed by the four Highway Department sections using the following types of service:
    • Cleaning of all County-owned drainage ditches.
    • Cleaning of all County-owned storm drain pipes.
    • Cleaning of all County-owned drain inlets.
    • Cleaning of all County-owned curbs/gutters.
    • Repair of all County-owned storm drain inlets.
    • Repair of all County-owned storm drain pipes.
  • To report any needed drainage repair, please use this link to Report a Roadway Problem
Highways

601 Northern Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Winter Hours: November 1, 2021 – April 1, 2022
Monday
 – Friday, 7:00am – 3:00pm.

Summer Hours: April 5, 2021 – October 28, 2021
Monday
 – Thursday, 6:00am – 4:00pm.

Phone: 240-313-2720
Fax: 301-791-2897

Locations:

Central: 240-313-2720
Eastern: 301-824-2801
Southern: 301-432-4039
Western: 301-842-2368