Rockville Traffic Circle to Close for Repairs
The Executive Office Building Traffic Circle at 101 Monroe St., in Rockville will be closed to vehicular traffic from about May 15 until September 2016 while the area’s surface and support structure are demolished, reinforced and reconstructed.
The EOBTC requires immediate repairs due to continual deterioration which is causing water to penetrate the loading dock below the EOBTC that services the Executive Office Building, circuit court, and surrounding shops. Pedestrian access will still be possible to the surrounding buildings, according to a news release about the project.
On or about May 15, a contractor for the County’s Department of General Services will begin the preparation process prior to the actual construction work. The construction efforts will begin approximately one week later. There will be varying amounts of noise created due to construction seven days per week and in the evenings.
To make up for the loss of the normal drop-off area in the traffic circle, there will be a 50-foot, designated, drop-off area on Monroe St. on the EOB side of the traffic circle.
The EOBTC has been deteriorating and now is at a point that immediate repairs are needed to correct the structure, waterproofing, and expansion joints. Continual water damage to the loading dock will result in higher repair costs in the future if the problem is not fixed immediately.
The eight-phase project will include selected demolition, removal of plaza surfacing, structural road deck concrete patching, asphalt topping, new waterproofing and new expansion joints. The project also includes replacing all of the landscaping and addressing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliance issues, according to the county news release.