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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Go Montgomery - October 17, 2017
MCDOT Leaf Vacuum Collection Begins November 6; Continues Through Mid-December
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Division of Highway Services (DHS) will begin its annual collection of leaves in the vacuum leaf collection district starting November 6. DHS provides two collections on every district street during the fall. A third collection may also be provided on an as-needed basis. Read more.
MCDOT’s Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations Recognized for Implementation of Cost Saving Idea
A team from MCDOT’s Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations (DTEO) was recognized by County Executive Ike Leggett for its participation in the Rewarding Excellence Bonus Incentive Award Program that gives front-line employees who find cost savings half of the first year’s savings. Read more.
MCDOT celebrated “Walk to School Day” at Ronald McNair Elementary School in Germantown. MCDOT’s ‘crosswalk zebra’ helped educate kids on the best ways to walk and bike safely. Walk to School Day celebrates healthy habits and promotes pedestrian safety. More photos available on Flickr.
Wheaton Revitalization Project Making Good Progress
Keep up with the latest progress on the Wheaton Revitalization Project, which is constructing a government office building, below ground parking garage, and a town square. Sign up for email updates, get more information about the project or view the activity at the construction site through an onsite camera online.
Valleywood Drive Pedestrian Bridge Damaged Following Heavy Rain
The Valleywood Drive Pedestrian Bridge was severely damaged when, during an intense rain storm, erosion caused one of the bridge abutments to collapse. To ensure the public’s safety, MCDOT removed the damaged bridge. MCDOT is working on designing and constructing a temporary crossing while a permanent replacement is designed.
Did you know that MCDOT has installed transit signal priority (TSP) at 30 signalized intersections along MD 355 to support the new Ride On extRa transit service? TSP modifies the traffic signal timing to prioritize a Ride On extRa bus, thereby giving bus passengers a shorter overall travel time. Learn more about Ride On extRa.
WABA Hosts Community Celebration for Silver Spring’s First Protected Bike Lane
MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh joined Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Hans Riemer and Tom Hucker to celebrate the opening of the Spring Street protected bike lanes that included a community bike ride. Read more about the bike lanes.
MDOT to Rehabilitate Seminary Road Bridge Over I-495 in Silver Spring
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is rehabilitating the Seminary Road Bridge over I-495 (Capital Beltway). The $6.2 million project is expected to be complete by the end of 2018. Read more.
Portion of Metrorail Red Line to Close for Repairs for 10 Days Starting November 25
The Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) has announced upcoming track work that will completely close the Red Line between the Silver Spring and Fort Totten stations from November 25 through December 10. Read more.