Monday, October 8, 2012

Construction Alert in Bethesda: BRAC-Related Improvements Underway Through Early November

To accommodate increased traffic resulting from the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC), the Navy has been working to improve traffic flow in and out of its five gates on Rockville Pike and Jones Bridge Road that serve the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.  The Navy has completed work at both gates on Rockville Pike and at two of three gates on Jones Bridge Road.  Construction at the last gate, the Gunnell Road/Navy Exchange Gate, is underway.

The upgrades will help address traffic congestion and coordinate with projects underway to improve pedestrian and vehicle access at the Medical Center Metro Station and at intersections on Rockville Pike, Jones Bridge Road, Cedar Lane, Connecticut Avenue, and Old Georgetown Road.

The gate construction near the corner of Rockville Pike will affect traffic on westbound Jones Bridge Road.  Drivers should expect single lane closures.  Pedestrians will be affected by the temporary closure of a portion of the sidewalk on the north side of Jones Bridge Road.

For more information about BRAC’s impact in Montgomery County, visit the County’s BRAC website.