HIGHWAY DIVISION

 
BACKGROUND
 
The Highway Division is divided into several activities and functions. Among the many jobs of the Highway Division are blacktopping of roads (overlay); surface treatment; culvert installation, maintenance and replacement within road right-of-ways; roadside ditching and bushing; roadside mowing; boat dock and ramp maintenance; bridge maintenance; snow removal; ice control; signage of all county roads; line stripping of all county roads; and operation of a maintenance/repair shop.
 
The Highway Division is also involved in an Adopt a Road Program and an Adopt a Boat Ramp Program. The Division also serves an important role in emergency management for the County.
 
The Highway Division manages a bridge inspection program through the State Highway Administration for bi-annual inspections and reporting of the County’s bridges and large culvert pipe crossings. A few of the County’s bridges have weight restrictions as listed below:
 
 

BRIDGE WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

COUNTY ROAD WATER CROSSING POSTED WEIGHT RESTRICTION
Drawbridge Road Transquaking River 48,000 lb Single Unit; 60,000 lb Combo Unit
Drawbridge Road Chicamacomico River 24,000 lb Single Unit; 24,000 lb Combo Unit
Bestpitch Ferry Road Transquaking River 18,000 lb Single Unit; 18,000 lb Combo Unit
Back Landing Road Hunting Creek CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC
Elliott Island Road Elliott Creek 56,000 lb Single Unit; 80,000 lb Combo Unit
 
 
The Highway Division is also responsible for maintenance of the County marine facilities including boat ramps, docks and boat mooring sites. The following is a list of boat ramp locations and facilities available at these sites.
 
 

Contact Person for the Highway Division is
 
Brian Chester, Highway Division Manager
 
 
5435 Handley Road
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-2920
410-228-9516 FAX