Capital Improvement Projects

The City uses both staff and contractors to keep our public infrastructure in good condition. Below is information on recent, 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.

3100 Block Nicholson Street Road Improvement

Roadwork began in December 2021 to replace curbs, sidewalks, and driveway aprons in preparation for road resurfacing in the Spring of 2022. Trees were planted in the Fall. Additional cleanup and repair work may be done to prepare for paving in the spring of 2022. If needed, No Parking signs will be placed 48 hours in advance. Please pay attention to posted signage along the road and move your vehicles to avoid towing.

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 is 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 including new sidewalks, lighting, and bike lanes.

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University Hills Streets and Sidewalks

All streets in the University Hills neighborhood have been reconstructed with the exception of Wells Pkwy/Blvd. Work is expected to begin on Wells Pkwy/Blvd in December 2021 and should be completed by Summer 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.

View the concept plans

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 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 begin in February 2022 and be completed in the Spring of 2023.