Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SHA to Hold Public Hearing in December on the MD 97 - Montgomery Hills Project Planning Study

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA), Montgomery County, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) invite the public to attend a Location/Design Public Hearing for the MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) - Montgomery Hills Project Planning Study. Staff will formally present the results of the detailed engineering and environmental studies for the project, which proposes alternatives to establish a balanced approach to transportation within the MD 97 corridor. The study is evaluating vehicle, pedestrian, and bicyclist mobility and safety while accommodating proposed transit enhancements and establishing a sense of place in Montgomery Hills. The study area is MD 97 between MD 192 (Forest Glen Road) and MD 390 (16th Street).

The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, at Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring.  From 6 to 7 p.m., maps and displays showing the study’s alternatives will be on display. Representatives from SHA, Montgomery County, and FHWA will be available to answer project-related questions and receive comments. A formal 30-minute presentation will begin at 7 p.m., followed by testimony from the public on the project.

In the event that inclement weather closes Montgomery County public schools or the County’s snow emergency plan is in effect, the hearing will be rescheduled to Monday, December 14.

Anyone with questions about the public hearing can contact Jeremy Beck, SHA Project Manager, at 410.-545-8518, toll-free at 1-800-548-5026 or