Friday, February 19, 2016

Go Montgomery - February 18, 2016

Go Montgomery


Become an Adopt a Road or Adopt a Spot Volunteer

Join hundreds of volunteers who have adopted more than 300 road segments and spots by participating in the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Adopt A Road (AAR) and Adopt A Spot (AAS) programs. Read more.


Silver Spring to Get a Protected Bike Lane in 2016

At a community workshop in February attended by over 70 community members, Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) unveiled plans for protected bike lanes on Spring Street and Cedar Street in downtown Silver Spring. Read more.


New Bikeshare Station Installed at Mallory Square

Montgomery County’s 53rd Bikeshare station is now open at Mallory Square Station, located at Key West Avenue and Siesta Key Way, Rockville. The original installation date for the station was delayed due to Snowzilla. Crews were able to fit in installation of this station ahead of the one planned next week for the Medical Center Metro Station. Read more.


Green Streets Drive Runoff in the Right Direction

Through a partnership between the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), MCDOT has helped DEP create green streets to minimize rain and snow runoff—and the pollution that can result. Runoff, especially on roads and parking lots, pick up pollutants on their way to storm drains that eventually end up reaching our waterways. Read more


MCDOT Retiming Traffic Signals in Silver Spring to Give More Crossing Time to Pedestrians

MCDOT’s Traffic Engineering Division is retiming all the traffic signals in the Silver Spring Central Business District to provide more time for pedestrians to cross the street. Read more.


SHA Installing New Pedestrian Crossing on Connecticut Avenue

The State Highway Administration is installing a pedestrian-activated warning signal and painted crosswalk on Connecticut Avenue at Lenox Street, just north of Chevy Chase Village Hall. The project is expected to take about six weeks. Read more.


Repairs to Middlebrook Lane Culvert Complete

MCDOT's Division of Highway Services has completed emergency culvert repairs for a collapsed pipe on Middlebrook Road between Great Seneca Highway and Cross Ridge Drive. Highway Services also repaved that section of the road.


SHA Work on New Bridge Will Require Lane Closures on MD 193 and I-495

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) advises motorists who travel on MD 193 (University Boulevard) or I-495 (Capital Beltway) in Silver Spring that upcoming lane closures will impact overnight travel for the next month. Read more.


Metro Invites Public Feedback on its Proposed FY17 Budget

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) invites the public to provide feedback on its proposed Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget as well as the capital improvement plan and Federal grant applications. Read more.


Public Has Another Opportunity to Comment on the Proposed Closure of Hermitage Avenue in Wheaton

A continuation of the public hearing to obtain input on the proposed closure of the Hermitage Avenue right-of-way at its intersection with Georgia Avenue is planned for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24.  Read more.


February 18, 2016



Contact 311 to Report Potholes

MCDOT repairs potholes every day of the year except during rain and snow – and this year has been no exception. However, “Snowzilla” and this past weekend’s storms have accelerated the creation of potholes. Read more.


Free VanGo Bus in Silver Spring Runs Evenings and Saturdays, Too

Getting around in Silver Spring is a lot easier with the VanGo bus’ expanded hours. The free service, which is also known as Ride On Route 28, provides service to and from the Silver Spring Metro station. Read more.


Leggett Seeks Applicants for Taxicab Services Commission

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill 11 vacancies on the Taxicab Services Commission. Applications are due February 26. Read more.


American Heart Association to Sponsor National Walking Day in April

Save the date: The American Heart Association will kick off a month-long campaign for health that begins with National Walking Day on April 6. Learn more.