Monday, July 14, 2014

Leggett, Transportation Secretary Smith, State and Local Elected Officials Break Ground for Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road Interchange

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett recently celebrated the start of construction for a $74.8 million interchange project at Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road in the Glenmont area that will reduce congestion and improve traffic safety. The project will lower Randolph Road nearly 25 feet to allow through traffic to go under Georgia Avenue. The County provided more than $14 million to advance this project, which is one of the Montgomery’s top transportation priorities.

The project includes new turn lanes and ramps, an additional through lane along Georgia Avenue for a total of three through lanes in each direction, an extension of the Glenmont Greenway Trail and additional sidewalks.

The $44.4 million should be completed in winter 2016, weather permitting.

Joining Leggett were Transportation Secretary James T. Smith Jr.; Senator Richard S. Madaleno Jr.; Senator Jennie M. Forehand; Delegate Sam Arora; County Council Vice President George Leventhal; County Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, Nancy Navarro and Phil Andrews; State Highway Administrator Melinda B. Peters; and other state and local officials.