Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), Division of Transportation Engineering (DTE), will soon begin construction activities for a roadway and storm drainage improvements at Wapakoneta Road and Wehawken Road area of Glenn Echo Heights.
A number of the properties experience severe flooding of their dwellings during rain storms; the lack of a drainage system or roadside ditches also causes erosion of shoulders and inundation of the roadway in this older community. The residents of this segment of Wapakoneta Road have submitted a petition requesting installation of curb and gutters, storm drain system and reconstruction of the road. This project is to alleviate erosion of road shoulders and inundation of the roadways and private properties along the west side of the street. The installation of proposed storm drain system is followed by the reconstruction/resurfacing of the pavement section. The project would benefit all 22 residences in this part of Wapakoneta Road by reducing flooding.
This project provides for reconstruction of full depth pavement and construction of storm drain improvements along Wapakoneta Road from Namakagan Road to Walhonding Road (approximate length of 900 linear feet). The specific improvements will include reconstruction and resurfacing of the roadway, curb and gutters within a 24-foot roadway section, storm drain system (inlets and drain pipes), and bio retention facilities. Storm drain system improvements will extend beyond properties along Wapakoneta Road. Wapakoneta Road south of Namakagan Road has curb and gutters, storm drain system, and a reconstructed pavement.
Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
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