Harford Launches Interactive Map of Major County Road & Bridge Repair Projects

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Harford
County maintains roads covering more than 1,000 miles – roughly the distance
from Bel Air to Florida – and 223 bridges requiring dozens of major repair
projects each year. Making it easier for citizens to get information about
these projects is the aim of a new interactive map published on the county
website. The map shows the location of planned capital projects for county
roads and bridges, complete with photos, project details, and periodic updates.
Find the map by searching “Road Reports” at www.harfordcountymd.gov, or go directly to http://arcg.is/1TDaTL.

“We
have always worked to keep our citizens informed, so we thought this map would
be a good way to show them the large maintenance and repair projects we are
working on,” Jeff Stratmeyer, chief engineer for Harford County’s Department of
Public Works, Division of Highways, said.

The
map was created in-house by the Division of Highways using GIS technology and
includes a “zoom” feature that allows users to focus on a specific area of the
county. The map also includes a list of recently
completed projects, ongoing road resurfacing projects, and an explanation of
how roads are prioritized for resurfacing.

Hundreds
of smaller projects completed by Harford County DPW each year, such as minor
bridge repairs, drainage improvements, storm drain/culvert repairs and
replacements, sight distance improvements, minor road repairs, resurfacing, and
sometimes daily pothole repairs, are not included on the map.  Citizens
may request service or get status reports on these or any other projects
through the county’s “You CLICK We FIX” smartphone/website app via http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1737/You-Click-We-Fix, or by calling 410-638-3420.

“My
administration provides updates and responds to citizens who ask about road and
bridge projects going on around them, but this interactive map puts our major
projects in one place for everyone to see,” County Executive Barry Glassman
said. “I am proud of our DPW staff for creating this innovative map. It’s the
latest example of how we are using technology to make local government more
efficient and responsive to the citizens we serve.”

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