Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The funds will used to reconstruct Crittenden Street from Route 1 to the intersection in front of Magruder Park.
Work on University Hills streets won’t begin as soon as the city intended, but some of the funds set aside for that project will in the meantime be used toward work on Crittenden Street. In August of 2010 Hyattsville issued bonds for about $4.1M. Of those funds, $2.1M was for the city’s five-year street rehabilitation program. $1.9M was for the University Hills streets. $50K was for work on City Hall and another $50K was earmarked for sidewalk connectivity projects, according to City Treasurer Elaine Stookey. “We realized not too long ago that we weren’t going to be able to start construction on University Hills as soon as we thought,” she told the City Council at a Nov. 7 public hearing about the bond proceeds. “It made sense to use that …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
About shredding, cracking and campaigning.
Happy Thursday, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. Workers will be sealing cracked roadway surfaces on Nov. 3 and 4 on Lancer Drive and Jamestown Road. Find the exact locations on the city’s website. 2. Northwestern High School is hosting a paper shredding event from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 12. 3. Now that the hazy, hot and humid summer days are gone, there’s no excuse for sitting inside! And get this—spending time outdoors can help reduce nearsightedness in kids, at least the National Institutes of Health say so. 4. Steamy cider, Bengal spice tea or hot chocolate—take your pick and curl up with a good read off the Barnes & Noble Booksellers’ Guide to Good Reading. 5. A challenger for Cardin? Read more at …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
About grades, narrow lanes and trash collection.
Morning, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. If you’re driving along Baltimore Avenue at night, watch out. It’s down to one narrow lane near Jefferson and hoses and barricades are all over the street. 2. Want to learn more about a new plan for parking along Route 1? Check out the presentation made to Mayor Marc Tartaro and the City Council at the city’s website. 3. There are going to be changes to the city’s trash collection Nov. 1 through Jan. 12. To find out the details take a look at the city’s public works web page. 4. Check back with Patch later today for an update on the murder trial of Derrell Emmanuel Mason who is charged with stabbing to death a Bladensburg man at University Town Center in summer. 5. …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
About the HES PTA, Outback and a shut out against Buffalo.
Happy All Saints Day, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. In case you need to get a babysitter, there’s a meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. to discuss early recommendations for infrastructure improvements to University Hills neighborhoods at St. Mark’s Church on Adelphi Road. 2. Have you read this article? 3. The Hyattsville Elementary School PTA is having a short meeting/ presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. 4. What’s new on deck for Outback Steakhouse? Solve the puzzle and find out! 5. First shut out of Mike Shannahan’s career—against Buffalo! Suh-weet! (Yes, you needed to know this!)
Friday, June 24, 2011
The Maryland State Highway Administration is working on a $1.9 million safety and resurfacing project on more than 1.5 miles of East West Highway.
No doubt, you've seen the construction going on along East West Highway right in front of Olive Garden. Well, it's going to be around until fall, but the long term benefits might make the inconvenience worth it. The Maryland State Highway Administration is working on a $1.9 million safety and resurfacing project on more than 1.5 miles of East West Highway between Riggs Road and Queens Chapel Road. Weather permitting, the SHA said, construction will be complete this fall. Patch will keep you updated as the work progresses.
Monday, August 30, 2010
The crossing of Jefferson Street and Baltimore Avenue will be closed starting Sept. 7.
Roadwork at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and Jefferson Street will begin on Sept. 7 for the installation of a 60-inch sewer main. Work will take place overnight, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Jefferson Street itself is not closed, but the intersection with Baltimore Avenue will be shut down during these times. "In other words, you can't turn off Baltimore Avenue to Jefferson, or on Jefferson from Baltimore, but you can access Jefferson throughout the neighborhood," said city spokeswoman Abby Sandel. "The state requires us to publish a specific detour route based on certain criteria, but anyone who lives here can probably think of four other ways to avoid the intersection in the middle of the night or the wee small…