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

Jefferson Street Traffic Calming Project

The first phase of the Jefferson Street Bike Boulevard began in July 2022. Find more information about that project on our Capital Improvements page.

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

University Hills Streets and Sidewalks

All streets in the University Hills neighborhood have been recently reconstructed. Work is began on the Wells Boulevard Green Street project in December 2021 and should be completed by the end of 2022. Learn more here.

Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail

Construction on the trail connection from the Rhode Island Trolley Trail to the Anacostia Tributary trail is expected to begin in June 2022 and be completed in late-Fall 2023.

During the construction portions of Rhode Island Avenue will occasionally be closed. The City will share updates on traffic changes as they become available.

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

  1. Public Works

    Main Line
    Phone: (301) 985-5032