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Posted on: August 15, 2019

News Release: Chip & Seal Cooperation Agreement with Allegany County Public Works


In cooperation with the Allegany County Department of Public Works, the City of Cumberland will chip and seal several City streets beginning in September.  In June Paul Kahl, Director of Public Works for Allegany County, contacted the City of Cumberland to offer the County's services for the program.
"We have quite a few streets with low volume traffic that are ideal for the chip and seal application and we appreciate the County's offer to provide the service" said City Administrator Jeff Rhodes.  "The County is very good at this and we are interested in seeing if this can provide a lower cost method of improving certain streets that might otherwise rank low in our Pavement Management System, simply due to low traffic volumes" added Rhodes.
The first streets will to receive attention will be located in the Sperry Terrace area near the County office building.  The partnership will see the equipment and manpower being provided by Allegany County while the City of Cumberland will provide the materials for each job.
Questions may be directed to Jeff Rhodes, City Administrator at 301-759-6424.


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