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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Senators Announce $5.4 Million Federal Grant for Montgomery County Airpark

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced this month that Montgomery County has been awarded a $5,477,702 Federal Aviation Administration grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate Montgomery County Airpark (GAI). According to a news release, the grant will be used to restore more than 2,500 feet of pavement critical to […]

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September 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Update on Carroll Avenue Bridge Closure in Takoma Park (VIDEO)

In Takoma Park, Carroll Avenue is closed to traffic at the Sligo Creek bridge. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will use electronic message boards to guide traffic.  

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July 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Street Beat: Carroll Avenue Bridge Construction in Takoma Park

As part of the $12 million Carroll Avenue bridge rehabilitation, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will close Carroll Avenue between Jefferson Street and Flower Avenue beginning this week in Takoma Park. “The Carroll Avenue Bridge will close on the morning of Monday, July 25 and remain closed for a period of […]

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July 18, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Ease I-270 Congestion (VIDEO)

Commuters tired of the back-ups and bottlenecks on I-270 could finally get some relief — but it will still take months if not years. On Monday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the state will spend nearly $566.7 million to improve highways and roads in the state. Governor Hogan made several stops in Montgomery County to […]

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June 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council met on June 14, and the elected officials appointed a new Planning Board member and a new Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) member. Susan Kenedy has more about that and more in this episode of Council in Brief:

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June 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Capital Beltway Road Work Begins June 10th

UPDATED Commuters take note: beginning June 10th, the State Highway Administration (SHA) plans to temporarily close two lanes on the Outer Loop of I-495 from Georgia Avenue to Connecticut Avenue. According to the SHA, at approximately 9 p.m. crews will begin emergency repairs to the I-495 Bridge over Jones Mill Road/Stonybrook Drive. Officials said the […]

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May 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Westfield Transit Center at Montgomery Mall Opens (PHOTO)

UPDATED Montgomery County officials and Westfield Montgomery Mall leaders are celebrating the new Westfield Montgomery Mall Transit Center. The relocated center opened on May 1st and provides additional customer amenities and better traffic circulation. “The County is proud to manage a transit center that connects riders to seven bus lines, eight Metrorail stations and a signed […]

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April 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Bus Rapid Transit Informational Sessions Set for April 28 and May 3rd

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), is planning to host two open houses in Montgomery County where the public can learn more and provide input on plans to develop Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along the MD 355 corridor from Bethesda to Clarksburg. The first Open […]

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March 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

CE Leggett Unveils Plans to Move BRT Forward in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants to get a Bus Rapid Transit system up and running in Montgomery County sooner than later. At a March 2nd news briefing, Leggett unveiled his recommendations for MD 355, US 29, Veirs Mill Road and his continued support for the Corridor Cities Transitway. “The future economic vitality of our […]

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February 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke, Maureen Chowdhury and Willie James Inman

MoCo Snow Blog

Feb. 9, 1:55 p.m. According to the National Weather Service’s preliminary snowfall map, Damascus reported the most snow in Montgomery County. Feb. 9, 1:45 p.m. The Winter Weather Advisory has been canceled for all of Montgomery County. Winter Weather Advisory has been cancelled for all of Montgomery County. Snow is expected to taper off to […]

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