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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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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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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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March 16, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

New State Police Initiative Will Address Excessive Speeding in County

The Maryland State Police, alongside partners including Montgomery County’s department, will target excessive speeding in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties through a new initiative announced Monday. Thirty-five traffic detail from the Washington Metro Troop of the state police and members from other local law enforcement agencies will concentrate on I-495 and I-270 with the goal […]

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November 3, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery County Plans on Doubling Number of Traffic Cameras

Beginning as early as 2021, drivers speeding through Montgomery County might fall victim to newly added speed and red-light cameras, as the county plans to double the number in use. At an Oct. 29 Public Safety Committee meeting, Assistant Chief Tom Didone of the Montgomery County Department of Police told County Council members that the […]

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October 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Assistant Police Chief Says Officers are Reluctant to Enforce Traffic Laws

Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Thomas Didone said racial concerns combined with a lack of concern for traffic safety have made officers reluctant to enforce traffic laws. “To be honest with you, the concerns about pretextual stops and concerns on racial profiling in the community, without the voice of Vision Zero, has them afraid to […]

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October 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 23, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Oct. 23, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Car-Free Streets: Montgomery Parks is expanding its open streets initiative on weekends amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sections of Sligo Creek Parkway and Beach Drive will be closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other park users beginning today […]

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October 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 22, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Oct. 22, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Districtwide Boundary Analysis Update: A webinar will be held at 7:00 p.m.to introduce and explore a new interactive boundary tool, which is part of the second phase of the MCPS Districtwide Boundary Analysis. Find out more details and register by […]

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June 4, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Rockville Traffic Advisory in Place Ahead of Friday Demonstrations

The city of Rockville sent out a statement Thursday informing residents to expect delays and road closures on June 5, due to a planned protest in the area. According to the statement, the demonstration is set to begin at 1 p.m. wherein participants will march from the Montgomery County Judicial Center at 50 Maryland Ave. […]

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March 25, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Jackknifed Tractor Trailer Collision Causes Closure on I-495 Lanes

A jackknifed tractor trailer on the I-495 outer loop necessitated closure of all four lanes at the 270 spur Wednesday morning. According to the Maryland Highway Administration, there was a collision with a tractor trailer past exit 36. Fire Department activity had closed all lanes according to Montgomery County MD Office of Emergency Management & Homeland […]

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