Teachers Way Opens in Gaithersburg (Photos)
Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz, City Councilmembers and senior staff joined state and local officials in officially opening the extension of Teachers Way during a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this month.
A key element in the revitalization of Olde Towne Gaithersburg, the extension of Teachers Way connects Girard Street and North Summit Avenue.
“When the Olde Towne Master Plan was approved in 2005, Teachers Way was identified as a significant component of Olde Towne’s revitalization,” said Mayor Sidney Katz. “Joining Girard Street with Summit Avenue, Teachers Way improves access for both pedestrians and cars to Gaithersburg Elementary and Middle Schools, our own Youth Center in Olde Towne, and the newly completed Archstone Gaithersburg Station luxury apartments.”
The .57-mile street includes a hiker/biker trail, planting strips, two travel ways, and a sidewalk. The project also involved the modification of Gaithersburg Middle School’s bus entrance, drop-off and parking areas, and coordination with the developers of Archstone, which designed, constructed and funded a portion of the road.
The approximately $2.1 million project was funded in part by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration SAFETEA-LU Program and was administered by the Maryland State Highway Administration and Maryland Department of Transportation.
Photos | City of Gaithersburg