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

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

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.

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. Learn more and provide feedback at

Church Place Redesign

The City of Hyattsville has been coordinating with the businesses along Church Place to address issues of traffic congestion and loading. Learn more about the project and provide comment at

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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