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Friday, February 19, 2016
Go Montgomery - February 18, 2016
Become an Adopt a Road or
Adopt a Spot Volunteer
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
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
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
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
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
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
SHA Work on New Bridge Will
Require Lane Closures on MD 193 and I-495
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
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
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.
February 18, 2016
Contact 311 to Report
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
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
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
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.