Streets & Sidewalks

The City owns and maintains most, but not all, of the residential streets and sidewalks within City limits. The City regularly repairs pot holes, patches cement, clears storm drains, fixes trip hazards and maintains center line stripes and other traffic and parking painting.  

Maintenance Requests

Street and sidewalk maintenance can only be performed by the government with jurisdiction over the street or sidewalk. Below is a list of the streets maintained by Prince George's County and the Maryland State Highway Administration. All other maintenance issues can be handled by the City and requests should be made by calling (301) 985-5032 or by visiting our Requests web page. Additional exceptions are streets owned and maintained by condominium associations, shopping centers, businesses, or apartments.

Prince George's County Roads

All problems on these roadways should be reported by calling 311 or using the 311 online service center.

  • Adelphi Road
  • Ager Road
  • Belcrest Road
  • Charles Armentrout Drive
  • Hamilton Street (between Ager Road and Queens Chapel Road)
  • Jamestown Road (between Ager Road and Queens Chapel Road)
  • Toledo Place
  • Toledo Terrace

Maryland State Highways Administration Roads

All problems on these roadways should be reported to the State Highway Administration at (301) 513-7308.

  • 38th Avenue/MD 208 (between Hamilton Street and Brentwood)
  • Baltimore Avenue/Route 1
  • East-West Highway/MD 410
  • Hamilton Street (between Queens Chapel Road and 38th Avenue)
  • Queens Chapel Road/MD 500
  • Rhode Island Avenue/Alternate Route 1

Traffic Calming Devices

Residents desiring traffic calming devices must seek the support of the neighbors on their block using this Petition to the City of Hyattsville form. Once 60% of the neighbors on a block have signed the petition, it will be considered by the City. Completed petitions may be submitted to the City Clerk's office by email or in person during business hours.

For an overview of the types of traffic calming devices that might be considered, you can review this document from the Montgomery Planning (M-NCPPC) Vision Zero Community Toolkit

Multimodal Toolkit

The City of Hyattsville and Toole Design developed a Multimodal Toolkit to help interested residents and stakeholders understand the variety of traffic calming solutions available in our community. This toolkit builds off of the 2018 Hyattsville Transportation Study, which included a comprehensive analysis of Hyattsville’s transportation network and presented a series of goals and recommendations for road network improvements.

The draft toolkit is a collection of street treatments designed to calm motor vehicle traffic and reduce crashes, particularly crashes between motor vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Each tool is presented with a description of the street treatment and its purpose, locations where it is typically used, how it addresses roadway safety, considerations in design and placement, expected reduction in crashes (where available), and estimated cost and time to install.

Thank you to the community members who provided feedback on the draft toolkit at! A final version will be shared when it is available.

Sidewalk Policy & Permits

The City of Hyattsville's sidewalk policy aims to ensure that all pedestrians can traverse the City safely and efficiently while also incorporating public input into the design and re-design of sidewalks. Please click here to view the entire Sidewalk Policy and for instructions on requesting sidewalk modifications.

Permits are required before modifying a public right of way like a sidewalk or driveway. Find more information on our Street Access & Construction Permits page.

Current Street Projects

Nicholson Street Traffic Calming Project

The City of Hyattsville and Toole Design are considering traffic calming strategies for the 3000 block of Nicholson Street, across from Heurich Park.

Review the draft plans and community member feedback at

Jefferson Street Traffic Calming Project

In 2022, the City of Hyattsville contracted with Toole Design Group to add traffic calming devices along Jefferson Street between Route 1 and Queens Chapel Road. These devices are intended to slow and direct traffic so this connector can be used as a bicycle boulevard, where the safety of bicycles, pedestrians, and other forms of micromobility (scooters, e-bikes, etc.) are prioritized.

Find more information about this project on our Capital Improvements page.

Gallatin Street Traffic Calming Project

The City of Hyattsville is evaluating traffic calming measures for the 3500 - 3700 blocks of Gallatin Street. Community members along that street petitioned the City for a review of traffic controls in order to reduce speeding and running stop signs through this residential area. 

Find more information about this project on our Capital Improvements page.

Church Place Redesign

The City of Hyattsville has been coordinating with the businesses along Church Place to address issues of traffic congestion and loading.

Find more information about this project, including an upcoming Community Paint Day, on our Capital Improvements page.

Queens Chapel Road (MD 500)

The Maryland State Highway Administration is reconstructing Queens Chapel Road (MD 500) from the DC border to Hamilton Street in Hyattsville. The current phase of construction involves reconstructing the curb on Ager Road and the gutter/sidewalk from Jamestown Road to Hamilton Street.

Full project details are available through the Maryland Department of Transportation's project portal.

Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail

Construction on the trail connection from the Rhode Island Trolley Trail to the Anacostia Tributary trail is underway with an anticipated completion in late-Fall 2023.

During the construction portions of Route 1 North- and South-bound will occasionally be closed between Charles Armentrout Drive and Farragut Street. The City will share updates on traffic changes as they become available. (Stay Connected to City Communications.) Please note that to accommodate the trail expansion, this project will result in the permanent closure of one lane of Northbound Route 1 starting at Charles Armentrout Drive and continuing through Farragut Street.

A detour for cyclists and pedestrians has been posted at the intersection of Charles Armentrout Drive and Route 1. Please use caution and follow signage when traveling through the area.

Full project details are available through the Maryland Department of Transportation's project portal.

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