Monday, July 29, 2013

Public Hearing for Midcounty Corridor Study Set for August 7

The public is invited to a public hearing on the Midcounty Corridor Study being held by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) on Wednesday, August 7 at Seneca Valley High, 19401 Crystal Rock Drive, Germantown. An informal session with staff will be held in the cafeteria from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and public testimony will be heard in the auditorium from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

USACE and MDE are soliciting views, opinions and information on MCDOT’s Draft Environmental Effects Report and permit application for the project. MCDOT is proposing a number of alternatives to improve transportation east of I-270 between Clarksburg and Gaithersburg. The improvements are expected to relieve projected congestion on roads; provide better north-south options for short- and moderate-length trips; improve vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle access to residential, commercial and employment destinations in Clarksburg and in the eastern areas of Gaithersburg and Germantown; and minimize and/or mitigate environmental impacts.

More information about the meeting, how to testify and the alternatives being considered is available online.