How does the County’s paving work tie-into my driveway?

The current procedure for driveway tie-ins depends on the material used to build the driveway apron. Asphalt driveways are milled or sawcut at a location to provide smooth transition when entering or exiting. The milled or sawcut tie-in provides a straight edge for the asphalt to prevent future peeling or cracking. Concrete driveways are more challenging. The current process uses a tack coat on the concrete and the asphalt is feathered in from the road edge to a location that allows smooth transition. Brick driveways are rare but are present in Frederick County. The tie-in for brick driveways involves milling the abutting asphalt edge and replacing during the overlay to match the existing brick elevation. A transition before and after the edge of the apron needs to also be milled. This tends to create a dip in the roadway and affects the finished ride quality of the new surface. PMP is currently exploring standard details to improve tie-ins to concrete and brick driveways. 

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1. How do you notify residents of upcoming work?
2. What are the processes for patching on Tar and Chip roadways?
3. How does the County’s paving work tie-into my driveway?
4. Are roads widened during construction of Pavement Management Program contracts?
5. What are the procedures for shoulder backup and turfgrass establishment?
6. How can a homeowner get millings for personal use?
7. What are the surface types and how can they be changed?
8. What are the processes and procedures for repair work on roadways in the Rural Roads Program?
9. Does the Pavement Management Program maintain gravel roads?
10. Is patching a tar and chip roadway considered a maintenance activity permitted in the current Rural Roads Program?