Friday, August 30, 2013

Seven Locks Sidewalk Improves County’s Pedestrian Infrastructure

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) recently installed 1.25 miles of new sidewalk along Seven Locks Road in response to a request from the president of the Montgomery Square Civic Association. This project included the installation of ADA compliant ramps, selected driveway aprons and new, five-foot-wide concrete sidewalk panels.

This sidewalk project, costing about $270,000, provides a safe and convenient connection for pedestrians to religious institutions, retail stores and other activity centers. MCDOT’s Sidewalk Program provides funding to expand the sidewalk network throughout the County. Concurrently, the Division of Highway Services resurfaced this same segment of Seven Locks Road, milling and patching the pavement where needed, applying a layer of hot mix asphalt and restriping the road.

More information on sidewalk or roadway projects is available on the Division of Transportation Engineering’s website.