Know Your Roads: Green Means Co.


Do you know that the signs of roads you travel have more than one meaning? Blue signs and roads identified by numbers indicate non-county roads. Green signs indicate roads that the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works (DPW) has the authority to maintain. The county DPW fixes potholes, cleans storm drains, plows and treats roads, cuts grass and does other work on most county roads.

Anne Arundel County's roadway system measures 1,825 miles long. Because it’s hard for DPW crews to be everywhere at once, DPW is asking residents who spot an issue to call 410-222-7321. DPW also has an interactive map to further help you identify county roads.

Here’s the annual DPW schedule:

December through February: DPW’s Bureau of Highways focuses on emergency patching of potholes and snow removal on county roads.

March through May: DPW continues with emergency patching of potholes and begins mowing grass and cleaning storm drains.

Year-round: DPW crews collect litter, repair and replace signage/signals, and trim and remove trees.


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