Street Repair

Streets in the Laurel area are under the control of many jurisdictions: Maryland State Highway Administration, the City of Laurel, Prince George's County, and neighboring Howard and Anne Arundel Counties. Additionally, some roads are privately owned and maintained by condominium associations, shopping centers, businesses, and apartments.

Reporting a Street Issue

If you encounter any street issue related to any of the topics below such as potholes, damaged or missing signs, or worn out markings, please email us at DPW@Laurel.Md.Us or call us at 301-725-0088 to report the issue so that repairs can be made. 

Pothole Repairs

Pothole RepairsPublic Works crews routinely make permanent repairs to small and minor pavement failures during the warmer months of the year. During the winter, temporary "cold patch" repairs are made.

Pavement Markings

Pavement MarkingsCrosswalks, center line marking and other pavement markings are maintained by the City.

Street Signs

Public Works crews install and replace street identification, parking and traffic signs. The City will also provide and install, at cost, signs for privately owned and maintained roads. 

Alley Maintenance

Alley MaintenanceSome of the alleys in the City are private and some are public. Most are paved only with stone. The City can answer questions about maintenance and ownership of your alley.

Street Construction

Street ConstructionWe usually hire contractors to build new streets, make major repairs, and reconstruct old streets. Such projects are usually planned and financed on a multi-year basis. Planning and managing these projects is handled by the Department of Public Works.

Street Cleaning

Street CleaningStreet cleaning is performed by Public Works crews and the City's Street sweeper. All city streets are cleaned on a weekly schedule except during the winter.

Utility Work

Utility WorkStreet excavations and patches are made by many public agencies and utility companies. If you should have questions or complaints about utility or road work, please call us. We need your help, to make sure all work on City streets is done properly.

Street LightsStreet Lights

Streets lights in the City are provided through a contract with the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. The City's street light system includes all City-owned streets and County roads within the City's boundaries. Please call Baltimore Gas and Electric at 800-685-0123 to report any street lights which are damaged or not working. All you need is the closest address and the street light pole number. If you would like to request a street light installation please contact us.

Private Street Lights

The City cannot provide lighting on private roads and parking lots. However, the City does require builders of residential and large commercial developments to provide outdoor lighting meeting the City's standards.

Questions or Comments

If you need any additional information or have any questions or comments, please call us at 301-725-0088 or you may email Public Works.