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Signs, Signals & Pavement Markings

The Highway Department manages traffic operations on County-owned roadways through the installation and maintenance of street lights, traffic signals, traffic signs and pavement markings.

Traffic Signs:

The Highway Department is responsible for maintaining signs along County-owned roadways. The Highway Department may work in conjunction with the Engineering Department to determine what signage is required. The Highway Department installs and maintains these signs. To report a problem with a County sign, please contact the Highway Department. Please provide as much specific information as possible (i.e., the type of sign, location, is it damaged or missing, and is it a hazard to vehicles or pedestrians).

To request a study to determine if a new sign is needed, please contact the Engineering Department at 240-313-2400. General questions regarding signs may be directed to either the Highway Department or Engineering Department.

Traffic Signals:

The Highway Department operates and maintains traffic signals at intersections of County roads.

Where County and State roads (typically those with route numbers) intersect, the State Highway Administration is usually responsible for the signal.  To report problems with State signals, please call 301-791-4790.

To report a problem with a County signal, please call the Highway Department Central section at 240-313-2720.  Please provide as specific information as possible (for example, is the entire signal out or just one bulb).

To request a study to determine if a new signal is warranted, please contact the Engineering Department at 240-313-2400. General questions regarding traffic signals may be directed to either the Highway Department or Engineering Department.

Pavement Markings:

The Highway Department installs and maintains pavement markings (lane lines, turn lanes, cross walks, etc.) on County-owned roadways. To request that a roadway be repainted, please call the Highway Department at 240-313-2720.

To request a study to determine if new markings are warranted, please contact the Engineering Department at 240-313-2400. General questions regarding pavement markings may be directed to either the Highway Department or Engineering Department.

Highways

601 Northern Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Winter Hours: November 4, 2019 – April 3, 2020
Monday-Friday , 7:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Summer Hours:  April 6, 2020 – October 31, 2020
Monday – Thursday, 6:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

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