Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bethesda and Woodmont Avenues 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.  About 80 percent of the excavation work is now completed, which includes blasting to remove the hard, dense rock.  Blasting is expected to be complete by the end of February, weather permitting.

The first of three tower cranes is being erected on the site. Some concrete pours and work on foundations, footings and a permanent drainage system will begin in March. Once the concrete operation begins, trucks will use the Bethesda Avenue construction entrance, in addition to the Woodmont Avenue entrance.

To improve pedestrian and traffic safety, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation made changes to the signal timing at the intersection of Bethesda and Woodmont avenues in early January.  Traffic flow has improved on Bethesda Avenue. Additional pedestrian crossing signs have been installed within the Bethesda and Woodmont intersection.

For more information on parking options in Bethesda, visit the Division of Parking Management’s website.