Thursday, November 13, 2014

Extension of Century Boulevard in Germantown Now Open to Traffic

The Montgomery Department of Transportation Division of Transportation Engineering announced that a new, 2,600-foot portion of Century Boulevard in Germantown, extending from underneath Father Hurley Boulevard to Kinster Drive, is now open. The road will provide a connection to the future Dorsey Mill Road. Together with a new interchange planned for I-270, these connections will help link the east and west sides of Germantown.
Motorists should anticipate some lane closures as work continues to complete landscaping, sealing of concrete joints and other items. In addition, Potomac Edison will be finishing installation of a power feed for underpass lighting.

The project included construction of a steel arch culvert, storm water management features, landscaping, pedestrian pathways, street lights and lighting for the Father Hurley Boulevard underpass. Construction began in June 2013.

The road was a joint participation project with Symmetry Developers. Symmetry will contribute $4 million towards design and construction, dedication of their portion of the right-of-way to the County and payment for water and sewer service to allow development adjacent to the road. The total cost of the project was $7.5 million. The contractor was Francis O. Day Co., Rockville.