Saturday, March 30, 2013

New MCDOT Engineering Improvements Enhance Pedestrian Safety

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation continues to invest in engineering improvements to enhance pedestrian safety – particularly in areas where data shows a higher number of pedestrian collisions. Recent improvements are:
  • In Takoma Park, on Piney Branch Road between Flower Avenue and the County line, where new street lights, wider sidewalks and new pedestrian signals were installed. Also being constructed is a new crosswalk with pedestrian-activated warning lights. 
  • In Wheaton, at Reedie Drive between Veirs Mill Road and Georgia Avenue, measures to improve safety included refurbished crosswalks, new pedestrian refuge islands and clearer lane markings. 
  • In Wheaton, on Randolph Road at Veirs Mill Road, new sidewalks and streetscaping were installed. 
  • In Downtown Silver Spring, on Georgia Avenue, the Department of Housing and Community Affairs is finishing streetscape improvements in Fenton Village. 
  • In Rockville and Bethesda, new pedestrian signals were installed on segments of Maryland Route 355. 
These investments are part of County Executive Leggett’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative.