Thursday, August 20, 2015

Go Montgomery - August 20, 2015

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Ride On to Hold Two Public Forums on Proposed Service Cuts; Changes Part of FY 16 Savings Plan

The public will have a chance to comment on proposed changes to Ride On’s bus service at either one of two public forums to be held on September 17 and 24. Read more


Metro Seeking Input on Proposed Bus Service Changes

Metro is proposing service changes to a number of bus routes in 2016. Read more.


Turkey Foot Road to Close for Five Weeks in North Potomac

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation's Division of Highway Services (DHS) is replacing the bridge on Turkey Foot Road where it crosses over Muddy Branch Creek near Query Mill Road in the North Potomac area. This project will take approximately five weeks to complete. DHS will remove and replace the roadway, bridge approaches and bridge deck. Signs will direct motorists to alternate routes.


Senior Connection Looking for Partner Organizations to Participate in Senior Rides Initiative

The Senior Connection is looking for partner organizations who can provide senior transportation services, share volunteers and requests and increase volunteer driver capacity. More information about their new Senior Rides initiative they hope to launch in September is available on their website. 


MCDOT Expects to Open Chapman Avenue Extended Next Spring; Road will Connect Old Georgetown Road and Randolph Road in White Flint

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is extending Chapman Avenue in the White Flint area to enhance the road network by connecting Old Georgetown and Randolph roads.Read more


Bicycle Master Plan Public Meetings to be Held in September and October

The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is inviting the community to participate in kick-off meetings during September and October 2015 to learn about the Bicycle Master Plan and how to get involved in planning a bicycle network for Montgomery County. Read more.


Time Lapse Video Shows Progress of MCDOT’s Valley Road Bridge Project

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is rehabilitating the Valley Road Bridge over Booze Creek in Bethesda.Read more


SHA Contractor to Conduct Survey of Bat Population in Watkins Mill Road/I 270 Area

A contractor for the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), Skelly and Loy, Inc., is conducting an environmental survey to assess the bat population in the area near the I-270 Watkins Mill Road Interchange Project. Read more.


WeddingWire Wins 2015 Commuter Connections Employer Recognition Award

WeddingWire, a technology company based in Chevy Chase, was awarded the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Commuter Connections Employer Recognition Award for Marketing. WeddingWire uses a variety of methods to encourage employees to take alternative forms of transportation, with 67 percent of them taking advantage of the program.  Learn more.

Air Quality Index

County’s Department of Environmental Protection Releases Video about the Air Quality Index and Tips for Residents

Air Quality Action Days occur when air pollution in the region is expected to reach unhealthy levels. They occur primarily during the summer months when hot, humid and stagnant weather conditions contribute to the formation of air pollution. Watch this video to learn more about the Air Quality Index and how you can help reduce the incidence of poor air quality days.


August 20, 2015


Upcoming Highway Services Road Improvement Projects

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation's (MCDOT) Division of Highway Services (DHS) continues road improvement projects in August/September. Schedules are dependent on weather conditions. Read more.



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SHA to Resurface Lanes on Rockville Pike near Cedar Lane/West Cedar and Shift Traffic

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) has begun resurfacing traffic lanes on MD 355 (Rockville Pike) to prepare for an upcoming traffic shift near the Cedar Lane/West Cedar Lane intersection. Read more.

SHA to Resurface More Than Two Miles of MD 108

On Monday, August 17, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) began a $1.2 million road resurfacing project on 2.5 miles of MD 108 between MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) and the Howard County line. Work should be completed by late fall.  Read more.