Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MCDOT Highway Services Begins Urgent Drainage Repairs in Damascus, Poolesville and Chevy Chase

Sweepstakes Road in Damascus between Cutsail Drive and Newbury Road will be closed for about six months as Montgomery County Department of Transportation's (MCDOT) Highway Services begins an urgent replacement of a large culvert under the road. Motorists are advised to look for signs directing them to route detours. The road will remain open to pedestrian traffic. Read more.

MCDOT also began installing two, large culverts under Izaak Walton Way in Poolesville. The urgent work will require closure of the road for about two months while staff replaces an existing, badly eroded pipe that routes water from the Horsepen Branch Creek under the road. MCDOT will also install new headwalls. Read more.

For both locations, the work has been approved by the Maryland Department of the Environment and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

An emergency replacement of a drainage pipe under Offutt Lane near the intersection of Bradley Boulevard  begins this week. The project will include storm drain replacement and drainage improvements along Chevy Chase Drive. MCDOT will also install new sidewalks and curbs on both Chevy Chase Drive and Offutt Lane. Residents may participate in the driveway apron replacement program. The project will take about eight weeks to complete, weather permitting. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Parking may be restricted in the work zone.