Streets & Sidewalks
The Street Division strives to keep city streets and sidewalks safe and in good repair. This can involve hot mix resurfacing, crack sealing, and concrete replacement. The replacement of curb, gutter, sidewalks, and handicap ramps is dictated by safety concerns and structural deficiency.
The Street Division is also responsible for snow removal and ice control on approximately 183 miles of city streets. Street light maintenance is also the responsibility of this division. Streets are cleaned on a seven-week schedule during the non-winter months. See this year's Street Sweeping Schedule.
Traffic Signal Repair
The repair of traffic signals on State roads, such as Routes 450, 197, 214 and 3/301, is the responsibility of the Maryland State Highway Administration. Call 410-787-7652 or after hours 410-582-5650 to report problems.
Exceptions include the following signals that are owned and maintained by the City of Bowie or Prince George's County.
City of Bowie
To report problems at these signals call the city's contractor, PERCS at 877-733-5444.
Prince George's County
To report problems at these signals call Prince George's County at 301-883-5650.
Street Maintenance on Non-City Roads
The following roads are maintained by Prince George's County. All problems on these streets must be reported to 301-390-6710:
The following highways are maintained by the State of Maryland. All problems on these streets or in right of way must be reported to 301-776-7619:
There is also a toll free number to report problems anywhere in the state at 800-543-2515.
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has established an automated service request system on its website. The system may be used by residents to place a request for a SHA response to issues or pressing maintenance needs involving street lights, traffic signals, signage, mowing, litter, dead animals, etc. on state roadways.