Friday, August 30, 2013

Renew Montgomery Restores and Improves Older Communities

Newly Released Progress Report Tracks Investment in 72 Neighborhoods

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) recently released the 2013 progress report on Renew Montgomery, a program that restores and replaces deteriorating infrastructure in mature neighborhoods. Since the program began in 1996, 72 neighborhoods have been upgraded with investments of more than $68 million.

Renew Montgomery is a community-driven program that seeks early input from homeowner or civic association leaders who identify neighborhood priorities. Renew Montgomery neighborhoods can receive a variety of services, including repair or installation of new curbs, gutters, and sidewalks; repair and maintenance of roads; renovation of streets, roads and walkways to make them accessible and comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act; installation of traffic calming modifications; installation of improved or new streetlights; repair or replacement of traffic signs and pavement markings; installation of Ride On bus stop amenities; tree maintenance and replacement plantings; storm drain improvements; and award of neighborhood beautification grants to assist communities with landscaping and beautification projects. MCDOT typically spends several years completing projects in these established neighborhoods.

The Renew Montgomery progress report is available on the County’s website. For a copy of the report, or for more information about Renew Montgomery, call MCDOT’s Community Outreach Office at 240-777-7155.