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Bureau of Highways


Mission Statement: 

Doing what it takes to keep the traveling public safe and moving. 


Tom Meunier, PE , Chief

4301 Route 32, Dayton, MD 21036  


Tom Esworthy, Superintendent
Central Zone - Dayton
4201 Route 32, Dayton, MD 21036

Jimmy McNally, Superintendent
East Zone - Mayfield
7751 Mayfield Avenue, Elkridge, MD 21075

Sonny Harrison, Superintendent
West Zone - Cooksville
14212 Frederick Road, Cooksville, MD 21723

Kris Jagarapu, Chief
Traffic Engineering Division
9250 Bendix Road, Columbia, MD 21045

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The Bureau of Highways is responsible for a number of issues concerning pavement, sidewalks, storm drains, and trees along more than 1,000 miles of County roads for the convenience and safety of the public. This work includes preservation efforts such as road crack-sealing and tree trimming, and remedial efforts such as County road snow removal and filling potholes.


Bureau of Highways Responsibilities 


To report a highway maintenance concern such as road condition, sidewalks, storm drainage or street trees, contact the Highways Operations Division at 410-313-7450 or by email: highways@howardcountymd.gov .

To report a traffic control concern such as intersection safety, traffic calming, street lights and mis-timed traffic signal or school flasher, contact the Traffic Engineering Division at 410-313-2430 or by email: traffic@howardcountymd.gov . 


Outside Agencies' Responsibilities 

Street Lights 

BGE is responsible for all street light outages and maintenance,("knocked down," "bulb out," or "on in daylight").  Contact BGE Customer Service at 800-685-0123, or online at www.BGE.com .  

State Roads

The State Highway Administration (SHA) is responsible for all the work and maintenance that you see on roads that have a route number (such as MD Route 40 or Route 29). For an intersection that includes a state and county road, the state takes precedence. In Howard County, the SHA can be contacted at the Dayton office at 410-531-5533, or 1-800-635-5119, or online at www.marylandroads.com .