River Road

September 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Charged for Assaulting Liquor Store Employee Over Mask Dispute

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) announced Thursday that they arrested and charged a man with assault in connection to a mask dispute incident at a liquor store in Potomac. Police identified the man as 31-year-old Donald Thomas-Gipson of Silver Spring. Thomas-Gipson faces first and second-degree assault charges, according to MCPD. Police say the incident […]

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August 10, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Section of River Road in Bethesda Under Construction, Will Cause Traffic Delays

River Road (MD 190) between Braeburn Parkway and Pyle Road in Bethesda is under construction and drivers will encounter traffic delays throughout the rest of the summer and into the winter. The project will use temporary single-lane closures on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and multiple-lane closures overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 […]

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August 6, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Along Dangerous Bethesda Roadway, Safety Improvement Project Begins

Work has begun on the long anticipated roadway improvement project along River Road in Bethesda. The $1.9 million project, which aims to improve safety between Braeburn Parkway and Pyle Road, is expected to be completed by spring 2021. For years, residents and councilmembers alike have voiced concerns about the deadly intersection, which in 2016 was […]

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July 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Blooming Sunflower Fields in Poolesville are Instagrammers’ Delight

The McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville is a summer go-to for residents and anyone who loves photography. The area is home to multiple sunflower fields and peak bloom typically comes mid-July. MyMCMedia spoke with residents enjoying the scenery.

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July 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Residents Protest Development on Historic Black Cemetery in Bethesda

Protesters gathered off of River Road in Bethesda on Thursday to protest development on part of the River Road Moses Cemetery, an unmarked historic Black cemetery.  According to Montgomery Preservation, a historic preservation organization in Montgomery County, the River Road Moses Cemetery existed between 1911 and 1958 in the area of 5401 Westbard Ave., which […]

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June 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Nightly Lane Closures on Outer Loop Will Continue Through Friday

Drivers can expect nightly lane closures on the Capital Beltway Outer Loop between MD 190 (River Road) and Clara Barton Parkway, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) said in a statement.  Maintenance began Sunday on the Persimmon Tree Road bridge over the beltway. It will continue each night between 9 p.m. […]

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May 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda Man Dies in Motorcycle Collision Thursday

Police are investigating a fatal collision involving a motorcycle that occurred Thursday evening in Bethesda. According to a statement from Montgomery County Police Department, Bethesda district police officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel were dispatched to River Road (MD 190) at Burdette Road at 10:08 p.m. responding to reports of a collision between […]

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February 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Seek Help Identifying Bethesda Burglary Suspect

Montgomery County Police Department is investigating a burglary on Jan. 11 that occurred at a business in Bethesda. Investigators have released surveillance video of the suspect and are asking the public to come forward if they recognize him. Police were notified about the burglary on Monday, Jan. 13. An employee at the Corewood Care office, […]

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November 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

Leaves May Be Past Peak But County’s Rustic Roads Still Offer Scenic Beauty

Peak fall foliage has come and gone but there are still plenty of scenic views and drives in Montgomery County this time of year. One such place is Montevideo Road in Poolesville off of River Road near the Rocklands Farm Winery and not far from Homestead Farms. It is one of many rustic roads in […]

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May 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

River Road Reopens Near Tobytown Following Emergency Roadwork

Updated June 1: All lanes are open on River Road following completion of emergency roadwork to repair a damaged drain pipe. UPDATE – Montgomery County – All lanes open on MD 190 (River Road) in Potomac. #mdtraffic #MDOTNews cg — MD State Highway Adm (@MDSHA) June 2, 2019 UPDATE – Montgomery County – Crews making great […]

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