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June 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches ’20 is Plenty’ Pilot Program to Reduce Speed Limit on Select Roads

Montgomery County leaders on Thursday launched a new pilot program called “20 is Plenty” to reduce the speed limit on select roads to 20 miles per hour. The program is intended to help improve road safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. The five pilot roads are in North Bethesda, Germantown and Long Branch. They are: […]

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May 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Driver Struck, Killed on I-270 After Exiting Vehicle Following Collision 

A driver died early Monday morning after they exited their vehicle and were struck following a collision on I-270, Maryland State Police (MSP) said in a press release. Around 12:39 a.m., MSP Rockville Barrack troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the main lanes of I-270 North near Rockledge Drive in […]

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April 27, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring News: Movie Theater to Reopen; Ellsworth Drive to Close to Traffic

About a week after debuting a 25-foot tall interactive flower sculpture, Downtown Silver Spring soon will welcome new stores and restaurants. Peterson Companies, which has committed $10 million toward the revitalization the area, also announced the return of the Regal Majestic movie theater and a pedestrian-only Ellsworth Drive. Beginning May 10, vehicular access to Ellsworth […]

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April 21, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

County Announces Construction of Avocet Towers in Bethesda

The construction of Avocet Towers in Bethesda will close two lanes on Montgomery Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Waverly Street during mid-summer. It will occur near the future building located at 7373 Wisconsin Ave.  According to officials, the lanes will remain temporarily closed overnight from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. In an […]

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April 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

New Capital Crescent Digital Display Counts Bicyclists and Pedestrians

A real-time digital trail display that counts the number of bicyclists and pedestrians who use the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda was installed April 9 next to Ourisman Honda in Bethesda. The counter display is approximately eight feet tall and two feet wide. It is double-sided and displays the number of pedestrians on one side […]

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March 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road Intersection Will Close for Several Months

The intersection of Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda will be closed beginning Monday for an estimated five months due to construction work, according to a release from Montgomery County. The intersection will be completely closed off to vehicle traffic. The project, called “White Flint West Workaround” is part of the county’s […]

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December 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Pedestrian Died After He Was Struck by Vehicle in Wheaton, Police Say

Montgomery County Police (MCPD) said a pedestrian died Tuesday after he was struck by a vehicle in Wheaton. An adult male was struck on University Boulevard West at Georgia Avenue, MCPD tweeted Tuesday morning. Police said they received the call around 4 a.m., and close to 10 a.m. MCPD announced the man succumbed to his […]

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June 10, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Roadways in Aspen Hill, Silver Spring Will Transform as Part of Covid-19 Response

Montgomery County plans to transform two streets in Aspen Hill and Silver Spring into neighborhood greenways more friendly to pedestrians and bicyclists. The plan is the first phase of the new “Shared Streets” initiative in light of increased foot traffic in the wake of the coronavirus. As part of the pilot program, Holdridge Road from […]

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February 19, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Takoma Park Toddler Ok After Being Hit by Car

A two-year-old child was struck by a car on Tuesday morning in Takoma Park. The boy was hit in his neighbor’s driveway on Ritchie Avenue before being taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  The boy walked into his neighbor’s driveway before being struck. A parent was in close proximity to the incident, and the […]

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February 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Fourth Pedestrian Killed This Year in Montgomery County

A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed Wednesday in Montgomery Village.  Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers responded to the collision around 7:05 p.m. at Midcounty Highway at Pier Point Place. According to a press release, a car was traveling south on the highway when it hit an adult male crossing the highway […]

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