Wednesday, April 30, 2014

West Chevy Chase and Sligo Park Neighborhood Streets to be Rehabilitated

The Sligo Park Hills neighborhood in Silver Spring and the West Chevy Chase neighborhood in Bethesda are the next areas slated for road rehabilitation. Under a program that County Executive Ike Leggett began in 2008, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) completely refurbishes roads, sidewalks and curbs determined to be in the poorest condition by a bi-annual Countywide survey.

The Sligo Park Hills neighborhood project will begin this spring and be completed at the end of the summer. Because of the size of the West Chevy Chase project, it will be completed in two phases. The first phase will begin this spring and continue through spring of 2015. The second phase will begin spring 2015 and be completed in summer 2016.

During rehabilitation, MCDOT does not alter the character of the streets throughout the community. To preserve the trees in the right-of-way during construction, every neighborhood tree is inspected by the County arborist and a tree protection plan instituted.

More information about the project is available on the Division of Highway Services’ website.