Plowing Responsibilities


City winter weather operations are confined to City maintained public streets. Some areas are comprised of private streets that are not maintained by the City.

Most townhouse development streets fall into the category of private streets. In the few instances where the townhouse streets are public, the City will treat, plow and maintain the streets but not the parking areas. Additionally, the City does not treat, plow, or maintain any shopping centers. The townhouse homeowners association or management company is responsible for private areas.

County Maintained Streets

Some streets within the city limits are maintained by other agencies. The following roads are maintained by Prince Georges County:
  • Chestnut Avenue
  • Fletchertown Road
  • Mt. Oak Road (West of Mitchellville Road)
  • Church Road
  • Forest Drive
  • Hillmeade Road
  • Jericho Park Road
  • Laurel-Bowie Road (Sixth Street to Route 197)
  • Mitchellville Road (South of MD 197)
  • Old Chapel Road
  • Race Track Road
Concerns regarding these streets must be reported to the Prince Georges County Public Works Office at 301-883-4748 or visit Prince George's "County Click 311" to log your concern.

State Maintained Roads

The following roads are maintained by the State of Maryland:
  • Hall Road
  • Route 197
  • Route 214 (Central Avenue)
  • Route 3/301
  • Route 450
  • Route 50
  • Route 564 (Lanham Severn Road)

Additional Information

All problems with these streets must be reported to the State Highway Administration at 301-513-7300 or use the online reporting system

 For additional information, call the City of Bowie Streets Office at 240-544-5686.