Tuesday, February 24, 2015


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MWCOG Releases 2015 State of the Region Infrastructure Report that Identifies a Transportation Funding Gap of $24.5 Billion

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) has released its 2015 State of the Region Infrastructure Report that details funding gaps for transportation and other regional needs.

According to the report, funding is available for about $79 billion in system preservation projects and operations. However, the region will need $7.5 billion over the next 15 years for road resurfacing and rehabilitation, $1 billion over the next 10 years to rehabilitate and reconstruct bridges, $1 billion annually for WMATA to maintain and replace assets on a regular life cycle basis, and $6 billion through 2025 for the Metro 2025 initiative.  Read more.


Public Workshop on Bradley Boulevard Bikeways Project Planned for March 2

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation Division of Transportation Engineering will hold a public workshop to update the community on the status of a project to build bikeways along Bradley Boulevard between Wilson Lane and Glenbrook Road in Bethesda. The meeting is planned for Monday, March 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thomas W. Pyle Middle School cafeteria, 6311 Wilson Lane. Read More.


TPB Approves Projects to Enhance Transportation for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announced that the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved $2.7 million in funding for a number of projects that will enhance transportation for seniors and individuals with disabilities, including several projects in Montgomery County. Read More.

Road Rehabilitation Project in Sligo Park Hills Upgrades and Preserves County's Transportation Infrastructure and Improves Sligo Creek Watershed
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Highway Services has completed the rehabilitation of roads, sidewalks, curbs and gutters in the Sligo Park Hills neighborhood in Silver Spring. Through a partnership with MCDOT’s Transportation Engineering Division and the County’s Department of Environmental Protection, state-of-the-art stormwater improvements were concurrently installed to minimize disruptions to the neighborhood. Read More.

MCDOT and MCDEP Collaborate on Another Green Streets Project to Improve the Sligo Creek Watershed
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP) have collaborated on another Green Streets project to install state-of-the-art stormwater treatments in the Dennis Avenue area of Silver Spring. MCDOT’s Division of Transportation Engineering managed the construction and MCDEP funded the project using grants from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Funds.  Read more


Become a Yeti: "Professional Neighbor" has Organized on Online Volunteer Matching Program to Link Neighbors During Snowstorms

A man who bills himself as a “Professional Neighbor” has created a website at SnowCrew.org to link neighbors with neighbors during snowstorms. Volunteers sign up to assist others in their community with shoveling and those who need help request it on the site or through Facebook or Twitter. Read More.


MCDOT Salt Brine Used on Roads to Melt Snow Does Not Contain Magnesium Chloride

Recent reports that some communities add magnesium chloride to their salt brine solutions to melt snow on roads has caused concern about this corrosive agent’s effect on vehicles. But, if you live or drive in Montgomery County, there is no need for worry. The Division of Highway Services uses only regular salt, made of sodium chloride, diluted with water for its salt brine solution and adds nothing else to it.

FEBRUARY 24, 2015


Stay Informed During Snow

Maybe the groundhog was right after all as we seem to be in the midst of six more weeks of winter. As of February 18, the Highway Services Storm Operations Center activated 12 times and depots activated six additional times to handle 22.5 inches of snow, sleet and ice so far this season.


Free Bus Service Available to County Senior Centers for those 55 and Older Who Live Nearby

Free curb-to-curb bus service is available weekdays to County seniors 55 and older who live within three to five miles of one of the County's five senior centers. Read More.