Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Recently Completed or Under Construction

Dale Drive Sidewalk

Construction has begun on a 1,900-foot-long sidewalk and new curbs and gutters along the north side of Dale Drive between Mansfield Road and Hartford Avenue in Silver Spring. Other project elements include the installation of retaining walls; installation or relocation of water and sewer mains and service connections; partial removal/installation of stairways and driveways; and upgrades to the storm drain system. A Stormceptor® stormwater treatment system will be installed to remove pollutants from stormwater runoff.

Construction is expected to take about 15 months. More information about the project is available on the County’s website.

Greentree Road Sidewalk

Begun in the fall, a new sidewalk on the north side of Greentree Road, between Old Georgetown Road and Fernwood Road in Bethesda, will be completed in the fall of 2013. The project includes a 64,000-foot sidewalk, new curbs and gutters, residential sidewalk ramps, and an extension of the existing storm drain system.

MacArthur Boulevard Bikeway Improvement – Segment 2

Construction of bikeway improvements along 13,800 feet of MacArthur Boulevard, from I-495 to Oberlin Avenue, will begin in late February. The project should be completed in the fall of 2014.

Montrose Trail

Construction of a hiker-biker trail along Montrose Road, between Tildenwood Drive and Old Farm Creek, was completed in the fall. The new trail portion connects to the hiker-biker trail alongside the Montrose Parkway West project.