Friday, December 21, 2012

Bethesda Avenue-Woodmont Avenue Project Update

Work continues on the public-private partnership project located on the former parking lot (Lot 31) at the corner of Bethesda and Woodmont avenues in Bethesda:
  •  On December 5, Clark Construction began blasting through dense, hard rock as it excavates the site.  The blasting will continue for two to three months, with about two blasts a day occurring only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Blasting was suspended on December 13 until after January 1.
  •  Before an impending blast, a horn is sounded to notify those nearby.  The horn sounds about 15 minutes and five minutes prior to the blast, and then immediately after the blast.
  •  Drivers are reminded that Woodmont Avenue remains closed from Miller to Bethesda avenues. Only automobiles with business on Miller Avenue or who use Miller Avenue to access their homes may enter Woodmont Avenue northbound at Wisconsin Avenue.
  •  Seeding and mulching along the Capital Crescent Trail is complete. Overhead protection of the trail has been completed, as well as the restoration of the portion of the trail immediately adjacent to Lot 31.
 For more information on parking options in Bethesda, visit the Division of Parking Management’s website.