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Gaithersburg Mayor Meeting with Maryland Transportation Secretary Today

AshmanGaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is scheduled to meet with Maryland Transportation Secretary Peter Rahn today, in Hanover, to discuss the future of the Watkins Mill Road Interchange at I-270.

Just last month, Ashman and the five-member City Council sent a letter to State Highway Administration officials expressing concerns about proposed changes to the design of the interchange.

The leaders wrote that they were not supportive of anything less than a full interchange and they said any cost savings by design modifications, “would be outweighed by the negative economic development and vitality impacts to the city of Gaithersburg and the Upcounty area.”

City officials also asked to be included in any and all discussions about the project, which, they said, is located in the “heart of our community.”

The nine-member Montgomery County Council also sent a letter, to Rahn and Governor Larry Hogan, protesting any changes to the long-awaited interchange.

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Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 25, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Government Contracting Forum at the Bethesda Pooks Hill Marriott this morning at 8 a.m. 2. The Gaithersburg City Transportation Committee will be meeting tonight at 7 p.m. The agenda includes an update on the […]

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Gaithersburg Mayor and Council Release Statement on Watkins Mill Interchange

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Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 19, in Montgomery County

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Montgomery County Delegation to Get Briefing on the Watkins Mill Interchange on Friday

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The Montgomery County House Delegation is scheduled to receive a briefing on the Watkins Mill Interchange at a meeting on Friday morning in Annapolis. According to an agenda for the meeting, State Highway Administrator Greg Johnson is scheduled to be part of the briefing. Just last week, Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn met with Montgomery […]

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Floreen Says Conversations Continue About Watkins Mill Road Interchange (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, County Council President Nancy Floreen says conversations are continuing with state officials about the status of the shovel ready Watkins Mill Road Interchange. Local leaders recently learned that construction of the future interchange had been delayed and that the scope of the project may be changing.

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Gaithersburg Mayor Meeting with Maryland Transportation Secretary Today

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Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is scheduled to meet with Maryland Transportation Secretary Peter Rahn today, in Hanover, to discuss the future of the Watkins Mill Road Interchange at I-270. Just last month, Ashman and the five-member City Council sent a letter to State Highway Administration officials expressing concerns about proposed changes to the design of […]

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County Council Asks Governor Hogan to Reinstate Plans for Full Watkins Mill Road Interchange

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The nine members of the Montgomery County Council have sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Peter Rahn, the secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation, asking that the state proceed with the original design of the long-planned interchange at I-270 and Watkins Mill Road in Gaithersburg. It was recently learned that the […]

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Gaithersburg Leaders Oppose Changes by SHA to Watkins Mill Road Interchange

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Construction of Watkins Mill Intersection Delayed for Design Changes

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The construction of the long-awaited Watkins Mill Road Intersection at I-270 has been delayed for design changes, according to a spokesperson for the Maryland State Highway Administration. “SHA is making some modifications to the design of the interchange which require a few more months prior to construction,” said David Buck, SHA’s media relations manager. According […]

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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