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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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January 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Moves to Eliminate Street Names Honoring Confederates, Slaveowners

Montgomery County is moving to rename Jeb Stuart Court, Jeb Stuart Road and Jubal Early Court in Potomac and then continue to research and rename other streets and places with the goal of eliminating all street and place names connected to a Confederate or slaveowner The Montgomery County Planning Commission has been researching these street […]

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November 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Receives Update on Planning Board’s Confederate Street-Renaming Project

On June 15, the Montgomery County Council sent a letter to local leaders asking the county to identify all county-owned streets and public facilities that are currently named after Confederate soldiers “or those who otherwise do not reflect Montgomery County values.” The letter calls for a public process to rename the streets and public facilities […]

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April 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

DOT Crews Sweep Roads of Debris and Dirt

Department of Transportation crews are sweeping up 4,000 miles of residential roadways beginning today in Montgomery County. The sweeping removes abrasives and other debris left behind from the winter season. This annual, spring cleaning program is designed to improve the appearance and safety of county roads. “MCDOT is committed to serving the public in a […]

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October 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Van Surveys Streets of Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

There’s a van with specialized equipment that is surveying the streets of Gaithersburg for potholes and other signs of distress. Find out more in this report, below:

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February 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Heavy rains may lead to flash flooding today, and several Montgomery County roads are known for flooding. Montgomery County firefighters are asking residents to be alert, and they have provided some information about what to do, and what to know, when local roads are flooding: If a flash flood warning is issued, act immediately. Don’t […]

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February 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Pothole Problems?

Your ride to work and school may be bumpy this week and next as potholes are beginning to show up on area roads. Road crews are busy filling the inevitable potholes that typically follow a snowstorm. According to information posted on the Montgomery County website, potholes are generally inspected and repaired within three business days on […]

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January 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED Council Schedules Special Session on Snow Operations

UPDATE Feb. 8  The special session scheduled for Feb. 9 will occur in March due to winter storm expected Feb. 8. The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to hold a special session on Feb. 9 to discuss how the county performed before, during and after the Blizzard of 2016. “Our Council will ensure accountability,” said Roger Berliner, […]

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January 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Officials Provide Update on Snow Plow Operations at Bethesda Depot (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Transportation Director Al Roshdieh, and Highways Services Chief Richard Dorsey provided an update about snow plow operations on Tuesday afternoon at the Bethesda Dept. The local officials pledged to have at least one snow plow down every county street by 7 a.m. on Wednesday. If you haven’t seen a plow […]

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June 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

NWS Issues Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County from now until 6 a.m. on June 2nd. According to the watch, Monday’s showers and thunderstorms may lead to flash flooding. A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

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