Transportation

August 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Hucker Calls for Safety Improvements on Old Georgetown Road

Montgomery County officials plan to meet with state legislators and the State Highway Administration to encourage them to address safety issues with Old Georgetown Road and other roads in the County. Earlier this month, Jacob Cassell died after being hit by a car on Old Georgetown Road. Cassell, a student at Churchill High School, was […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Downtown Silver Spring Gets First ‘Protected Intersection’ on East Coast

Downtown Silver Spring is getting the first-ever “protected intersection” on the East Coast. According to Montgomery County’s Division of Transportation Engineering (MCDTE), the intersection is under construction at Spring Street and Second Avenue. MCDTE explained in a Twitter thread how the intersection creates a safer experience for pedestrians, cyclists, and commuters: Thread:You may have heard […]

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August 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

MCDOT Has New Convenient Stroller Policy in Place

Montgomery County Department of Transportation will be making it more convenient for Ride On passengers with strollers. Effective immediately, all bus operators on regular Ride On routes will deploy the ramp for this purpose. An MCDOT press release says, as an added convenience, when the priority seating area of the bus is not occupied, passengers […]

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August 6, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Expect Full Traffic Stops on I-270 Wednesday Night

Beginning at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, the State Highway Administration will assist Verizon with short-term total stoppages on both directions of I-270 near MD 109 (Old Hundred Road) in northern Montgomery County. The stoppages are necessary for the company to string overhead wires as a result of recent storm damage. The brief total closures will be […]

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July 22, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Piringer Details Damage Caused by Storms

Bethesda, Potomac, Kensington and Wheaton were among local areas hit throughout the county by severe thunderstorms that left trees on homes, wires down, and some power outages on Sunday evening. 1700 block Wilmart St, Rockville, tree on a house w/wires down (just occurred this morning). No injuries. PEPCO enroute. The storms have passed but the […]

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July 22, 2019 | Ben Palmer

UPDATE: I-270 Reopens in Both Directions Near Clarksburg Weigh Station

Update: The northbound and southbound sections of I-270 have reopened. Both the northbound and southbound sections of I-270 are completely blocked off due to fallen wires near the weigh station in Clarksburg, according to Fire & Rescue Services spokesman Pete Piringer. The wires are down between Exit 18 in Clarksburg and Exit 22 in Hyattstown. […]

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July 18, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Canceled: Road Closures Planned for Saturday’s Twilight Road Race in Rockville

Update: The race and festival are canceled due to extreme heat. Rockville Twilight Road Race Canceled Due to Heat Wave The city of Rockville will be celebrating the 34th year of its Twilight Runfest this Saturday, causing roads to close for 13 hours. The Runfest includes a 8-kilometer road race and 1-mile family fun run. […]

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July 12, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Sinkhole – Fenway Road Closed Due to July 8 Rain

Carderock Springs residents witnessed an unexpected washout Monday across Fenway Road because of excessive rainfall. Monday’s storm was powerful enough to cause a water main break on Fenway Road at Carderock Drive. Since July 8, the road has been closed and will remain closed until further notice. Plans are being made for permanent repairs, no […]

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July 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Belfast Road Closes Thursday for Sinkhole Repair

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) announced Tuesday plans to permanently restore the section of Belfast Road in Potomac that washed out during the heavy rains Monday morning, July 8. About 11 a.m. on Monday, both lanes of Belfast Road became impassable between Laurel Leaf Drive and Whiterim Terrace just east of MacArthur Boulevard. A […]

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July 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Flooding Causes Numerous Water Rescues Throughout The County

Heavy rainfall caused major flooding throughout the region on Monday. In Montgomery County, Fire and Rescue Service officials responded to numerous calls for vehicles that became disabled or stuck on roads due to rising flood waters.  Although there were no serious injuries, officials want to send an important reminder “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”.   pic.twitter.com/Ca7ERMJzOo […]

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