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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Al Roshdieh, Acting Director
Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Acting Director Al Roshdieh commended department employees for their exemplary service during this difficult snow season. Read his email to staff below:
“I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to the entire MCDOT team for your efforts and hard work through this winter season. Each time Mother Nature has thrown snow, ice and extreme cold our way, the dedicated men and women of MCDOT have stepped up and delivered with exceptional customer service. I can assure you that your work to treat and plow our roads and parking facilities, provide transit service to our Ride-On customers, ensure our traffic signals are functioning and support all our operations are recognized by the public and our elected officials.
“It is all of you in MCDOT, your talent and commitment, not only during extraordinary circumstances but day in and day out, that makes our department great. I am very proud to lead such an outstanding group of people and I am proud of all of you.
During his most recent online chat, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett lauded the County’s snow removal response this year stating, “the County's performance in snow removal is easy to assess by the number of telephone calls I've received from residents. Make no mistake about this! By this unscientific measure, our dedicated workers appear to have done extremely well…” Read more.
County Council Vice President Nancy Floreen wants to recognize residents who went "above and beyond" in helping neighbors clear ice and snow from sidewalks this winter. She will present SAFE (Sidewalks Are For Everyone) Golden Shovel Awards to County residents at a County Council session in April. Nominate someone by March 31.
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will update the community on the latest plans for the new Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission building and public town square to be located on the Wheaton Triangle parking lot (also known as Lot 13). The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Wheaton High School, 12601 Dalewood Dr, Silver Spring. Read more about the project.
|Photo provided by: The Wheaton Authority|
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Division of Highway Services has filled more than 2,000 potholes since January 1 -- and most of them were filled within 48 hours of when they were reported. Read more.
Three full-depth, permanent patching projects are scheduled to start this month. Two Rockville projects will patch Watts Branch Drive, between Circle and Overlea drives, which will take about two weeks and Randolph Hills, south of Boiling Brook Parkway, which will take about eight weeks. Peach Orchard Road, from Spencerville Road to Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, will be completed in about two weeks.
In addition, roads in the Kensington Heights neighborhood will be repaired and resurfaced. The project will take about eight weeks to complete.
Project schedules are dependent on the weather. Work hours for the projects will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drivers should look for lane closures and/or alternating one-way traffic patterns, but the roads will remain open to traffic. Access to residences should not be affected except for minor delays when fresh hot-mix asphalt is spread.