The Division of Transportation Engineering recently completed construction of 1,900 feet of new sidewalk along the north side of Dale Drive, from Mansfield Road to Hartford Avenue, in Silver Spring. The project was part of the Transportation Improvements for New Schools program, which funds improvements to serve County public schools. Previously, the program constructed sections of other sidewalk along Dale Drive from Wayne Avenue to Piney Branch Road. This latest sidewalk connects Sligo Creek Elementary School and the Silver Spring International Middle School to downtown Silver Spring, Sligo Creek Park and bus stops.
The project involved building retaining walls that are more than 300 feet long, ranging in height from three to 11 feet, and relocating the storm drainage system and gas, sewer, and water utilities.