Crane Operation in Bethesda Closes Lanes along Old Georgetown Road
The operation, which included a large crane moving a second crane into place, began around 4 a.m. on Feb. 7 at 7535 Old Georgetown Road.
According to the State Highway Administration, Schuster Construction was permitted to close all through lanes on Old Georgetown Road, though they planned to convert the left-most parking lane into a through travel lane during the crane operation.
Montgomery County traffic enforcement officers are scheduled to be in the area to help guide motorists through the work zone. The company’s contractor used arrow panels, construction barrels, cones and a flagging operation to direct motorists safely around the crane operation.
Sidewalks directly beneath the work zone on Old Georgetown Road were expected to be closed during the crane operation.
Pedestrians were directed to safe crossings and sidewalks on the opposite side of Old Georgetown Road, according to an SHA news release that previewed the operation.
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