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:

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker, who represents the Silver Spring District, spoke to MyMCMedia about the new protected intersection. Here’s what he had to say:

MCDTE tweeted that milling and paving the intersection starts on Aug. 11.

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About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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