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Capital Improvement Projects
The City uses both staff and contractors to keep our public infrastructure in good condition. Below is information on current and upcoming projects.
There is regularly additional construction taking place around the City by the County, State, WSSC, Washington Gas, or property owners. All this work can be completed by in house crews or contractors. If there are any questions about work in the City please contact (301) 985-5032.
Cool Green Bus Shelters!
The City has purchased ten new "Cool Green Bus Shelters" through the University Park, MD based company Living Canopies! These innovative structures are designed to provide eco-friendly shading and seating using solar panels and a green roof with living plants. The solar panels provide power for phone charging stations and wi-fi access. Locations are being vetted at existing bus stops throughout the City that do not currently have shelters.
In March 2023, Public Works Deputy Director Hal Metzler hosted a community webinar about the shelters. Check out the recording here, and stay tuned for location and installation timelines information coming soon!
Jefferson Street Bike Boulevard
The Citywide Transportation Study recommended Jefferson Street be designated as a Bike Boulevard to enhance pedestrian and traffic safety. City staff presented recommendations provided by a Toole Design Group study to determine appropriate traffic calming measures along Jefferson Street from Queens Chapel Road to Baltimore Avenue.
Jefferson Street Bike Boulevard Concept Design Plans_March 2021
Watch the recording of the March 25, 2021 Public Meeting to review the Concept Design Plans
The Council approved a contract with Traffic Lines in the Fall of 2021 and installation began in July 2022. The first phase of the project includes updated signage and newly painted bike right of ways, crosswalks, and temporary bump outs. The bump outs are delineated by temporary bollards to allow traffic engineers to study how the bump outs perform before adding permanent curbs and raingardens.
Streetscape Project - Queens Chapel Road
The Maryland State Highway Administration is working to enhance pedestrian and traffic safety along Queens Chapel Road from Hamilton Street to the DC boarder at Eastern Ave. This project is includes new sidewalks, lighting, and bike lanes.
Visit https://mdot-sha-md500-dc-line-to-md208-pg3642116-maryland.hub.arcgis.com/ for more information.
University Hills Streets and Sidewalks
All streets in the University Hills neighborhood have been recently reconstructed. Work began on the Wells Boulevard Green Street project in December 2021 and should be completed by the end of 2022. Click here to see the plan.
Teen Center - 40th and Nicholson Street
The building and surrounding parkland at 5812 40th Avenue will become a new home for the City's Teen Center! The City currently owns the space and is developing interior and exterior concept plans.
Police and Public Safety Building - 3505 Hamilton Street
The building at 3505 Hamilton Street, formerly the regional headquarters of BB&T Bank, is slated to become the new Hyattsville Police and Public Safety Building. The Public Safety Building will be the new home of the Hyattsville Police Department, in addition to public meeting space, emergency space and services, and social and mental health assistance and referral services. Construction is expected to be completed in 2024.
King Park Renovation - 4205 Gallatin Street
Robert J. King Park, a small pocket park located at 4205 Gallatin Street, is undergoing a major renovation to address stormwater and landscape management concerns. A new playground structure and restored pavilion area will be a part of the renovation process. The park is expected to reopen in the Spring of 2024.
You can be a part of the renovation process! Follow along and contribute ideas here.
Oliver Street Green Alley
Oliver Alley, located north of Oliver Street between 43rd Ave and Baltimore Ave is being reconstructed as a green alleyway. Green alleys incorporate features such as permeable pavement and vegetation to slow, filter and cleanse stormwater runoff. The revitalized alleyway will also provide a safe pass through for pedestrians looking to avoid walking along a busy stretch of Route 1/Baltimore Ave.
For more information
For additional information about Street and Sidewalk improvements underway by the City of Hyattsville or regional agencies like the Maryland State Highway Administration and Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, please visit our Street & Sidewalks page.
Information about private development taking place in the City, like retail and residential projects, can be found on our Community Development Projects web pages.
Requests to address infrastructure concerns like street or sidewalk repairs, overflowing waste bins, or code infractions can be submitted on our Requests page.