Friday, April 17, 2015

Go Montgomery News - April 17, 2015

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Montgomery County Celebrates April as Earth Month!

Join the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection in celebrating not only Earth Day on April 22, but also Earth Month throughout April by volunteering for stream cleanups throughout the County. Volunteers will help remove trash and larger debris while learning about local waterways and enjoying the natural environment. Read More.

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Ride On's Give and Ride Program Provides Free Rides to Those Who Donate Food:This Year’s Program Runs April 19 through August 25

Ride On's Give and Ride community service program will be held this year from Sunday, April 19 to Saturday, April 25. Ride On passengers get a free trip by donating non-perishable food or children’s food items (plastic containers preferred) right on the bus. All donations go to Manna Food Center and area families. The number of hungry families in need continues to rise.

Donations will support the Smart Sacks program, which helps local children and families on weekends and other times when school-sponsored meals are not available. Read More.


Two State Highway Administration Projects Making Improvements in the Bethesda Area

This spring, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin a resurfacing project on East-West Highway (MD 410), from Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355) to Connecticut Avenue (MD 185). The work will resurface the roadbed, replace damaged sidewalks, upgrade curb ramps, replace damaged and deteriorated curbs and gutters and construct signal improvements at several intersections. Read More.


MCDOT Honors "Stand Up 4 Transportation" National Infrastructure Day

Montgomery County joined hundreds of local transit organizations across the nation by engaging congressional leaders and urging them to pass a bill for long-term transportation funding to replace the expiring MAP-21 legislation. Read more.


Cedar Lane Detour Ends for Ride On Route 34

Ride On bus route 34 (Friendship Heights-Kensington) has resumed using Cedar Lane in both directions, rather than detouring around Cedar Lane via Beach Drive and Jones Bridge Road.
The months-long detour was needed during construction of a state highway administration project to improve traffic and pedestrian access at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Cedar Lane. 


SHA Continues MD 190 (River Road) Safety and Resurfacing Project this Spring

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is starting a $3.1 million safety and resurfacing project along MD 190 (River Road) from I-495 (Capital Beltway) to MD 614 (Goldsboro Road) in Bethesda. Weather permitting; the project should be completed in late summer 2015.
Remaining work will upgrade sidewalks to meet ADA requirements, reconstruct traffic signals, install audible pedestrian signals, replace damaged curb and gutter, fix drainage issues, replace two linear miles of guardrail, patch and resurface all traffic lanes and apply new pavement markings.

APRIL 17, 2015


Division of Highway Services Begins Street Sweeping

To improve water quality, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Highway Services began street sweeping on April 13 to keep dirt, sand and debris out of streams, particularly in sensitive watershed areas. Last year, more than 1,000 tons of potential pollutants were removed from 4,000 lane miles of roads. 

The program is a joint effort between MCDOT and Department of Environmental Protection


MCDOT Begins Road Patching and Resurfacing Projects

Two full-depth, permanent patching projects on residential roads will begin in April; one in Germantown in the Waters Landing neighborhood and the other in Silver Spring in the Carroll Knolls neighborhood. MCDOT will remove and replace distressed pavement areas and repave with hot mix asphalt. Both projects will take about five weeks to complete, weather permitting.   Read More.

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