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July 23, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Capital Crescent Trail Closed for Construction

Montgomery Parks has closed the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) for the next few weeks to allow for the construction of a raised crosswalk on the trail. The crosswalk will be placed at the Little Falls Parkway crossing in Bethesda. No deadline has been given for the construction’s end, but those who wish to continue using […]

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July 20, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Councilmember Glass Voices Frustration Over Purple Line Construction ‘Mess’

Councilmember Evan Glass expressed frustration Sunday over the construction of Maryland’s Purple Line, which faces delays and uncertainties on completion.   I’ve grown very frustrated with the construction of the Purple Line and the stonewalling by the governor’s administration and private contractors regarding budgets, timelines and schedules. ⁰https://t.co/UIXKupfttP — Evan Glass (@EvanMGlass) July 19, 2020 “I’ve […]

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June 16, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Update: Street Construction to Start in Gaithersburg Thursday

The City of Gaithersburg sent out an update Wednesday saying that construction is now set to begin on Thursday, weather permitting. Update! Planned microsurfacing work is now scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 18. — City of Gaithersburg (@GburgMD) June 17, 2020   ***      ***      ***      ***      […]

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June 10, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Tower Construction Causes Closure of Montgomery Avenue in Bethesda for Two Months

Montgomery Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Waverly Street in Bethesda will be closed for two months beginning on Wednesday. The roads will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays as construction continues on Avocet Tower which will serve as a 370,000 square feet luxury office building with a large outdoor plaza. One […]

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May 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Council Approves Budgets, Some School Renovations Delayed

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve the FY 2021 Operating Budget and the FY 2021-26 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) at a virtual meeting Thursday.  Burnt Mills Elementary School is on track for renovations to be complete in September 2023. Elementary school renovations that have been pushed back due to financial shortfalls include South […]

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April 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Bus Stops Will Return to Sarbanes Transit Center

Several bus stops in Downtown Silver Spring that were closed due to Purple Line and Capital Crescent Trail construction will reopen on Saturday, according to a statement from Montgomery County.  Ride On and Metrobus stops around the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center that had to be relocated to the street will return to their original […]

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April 23, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

MCPS Reaches Agreement for Building of Kelley Park Elementary School

The Board of Education has come to an agreement regarding the construction of a new elementary school and shared amenities on Kelley Park in Gaithersburg. The board and the City of Gaithersburg agreed to a property transfer in order to build the elementary school on parts of Kelley Park. The building of the new school […]

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April 13, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Police Release Photos of Suspect Involved in Theft of $4,500 Worth of Tools

Montgomery County’s Department of Police has released surveillance photos of a suspect involved in the theft of about $4,500 worth of construction tools. On Sunday, March 15 at about 9:46 a.m. the suspect could be seen in the surveillance video entering a construction site on 7020 Arlington Road in Bethesda, according to police. Police said […]

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February 3, 2020 | Ryan Donovan and Josalyn Perez

Josiah Henson Park Will Reopen in Late Fall

Josiah Henson Park, a 1.43-acre historic property located at 11420 Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda, is anticipating opening in the late Fall of 2020.   Construction began on Feb. 2019 but the park has been closed since Nov. 5. The goal for the park is to become a world-class museum and education center as well as to create a […]

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January 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Marriott Headquarters in North Bethesda Will Be Converted Into Retirement Community

Marriott International Inc.’s Headquarters in North Bethesda has been acquired by Erickson Living. Erickson Living is a Baltimore-based developer of retirement communities. With this acquisition, Marriott’s headquarters in Bethesda will be converted into a senior living community. The specifics of the senior living community are unclear in terms of how many units and care facilities the community will […]

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