watkins mill road

June 11, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Long Anticipated I-270 Watkins Mill Road Interchange Opens in Gaithersburg

The long anticipated I-270 Watkins Mill Road Interchange in Gaithersburg, opened Wednesday, nearly three years after the project initially broke ground. The interchange, which spans a little over a mile from Md. 124/Montgomery Village Avenue to Great Seneca Creek at Watkins Mill Road, aims to relieve congestion in one of the county’s busiest corridors. On […]

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October 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Rape at a Bus Stop in Gaithersburg

A woman waiting for a bus Friday morning was sexually assaulted and raped, Montgomery County police said. The incident occurred at Watkins Mill Road and Travis Lane when she was approached by a man, described to be in his late 20s, police said. He was wearing a dark-colored, checkered shirt and jacket, police said. He […]

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February 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Hogan Administration Proceeds with Watkins Mill Interchange

The Hogan administration has released contract documents for the Watkins Mill Interchange, a long-sought connection along Interstate 270 that had been the subject of jockeying between local politicians and the governor’s office. The project, which could have a total cost of about $130 million, is the subject of legislation that would take the unusual step […]

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July 18, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Transportation Dollars Applauded by Local Lawmakers (VIDEO)

Millions of dollars in state funding will be coming to Montgomery County to ease congestion along the I-270 corridor and local roads. State Senator Cheryl Kagan and County Executive Isiah Leggett attended the news conference in Potomac where Governor Larry Hogan announced the new funding. Nearly $230 million dollars will be spent on projects designed […]

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February 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Gaithersburg Mayor and Council Release Statement on Watkins Mill Interchange

UPDATED Gaithersburg city leaders are asking residents and business owners to contact Governor Larry Hogan about the importance of moving forward with the Watkins Mill Road Interchange. On Friday, Mayor Jud Ashman and the Council released a joint statement about the project: “Late last year the City Council and I were very disheartened and disappointed […]

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February 10, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Leggett Wants Watkins Mill Road Interchange Project to Move Forward (VIDEO)

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) decided to indefinitely delay further construction of the I-270/Watkins Mill Road Interchange and County officials voiced their concerns. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett advocates for continued work on the project. Related:

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February 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Mayor Meeting with Maryland Transportation Secretary Today

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is scheduled to meet with Maryland Transportation Secretary Peter Rahn today, in Hanover, to discuss the future of the Watkins Mill Road Interchange at I-270. Just last month, Ashman and the five-member City Council sent a letter to State Highway Administration officials expressing concerns about proposed changes to the design of […]

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September 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Biologists Survey Bat Population in Brookeville (VIDEO)

A contractor for the Maryland State Highway Administration, Skelly and Loy, Inc., recently conducted an environmental survey to assess the bat population in an area near the designated route of the Brookeville Bypass. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that wildlife biologists were looking for the northern long-eared bat, a threatened species. These biologists also conducted an […]

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August 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Street Resurfacing Begins on Watkins Mill Road Today

Gaithersburg’s public works crews are resurfacing Watkins Mill Road between Russell Avenue to the bridge at the city limits. The work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Aug. 19 – Aug. 21, weather permitting. If you have questions or concerns about the work, contact the city of Gaithersburg’s Public […]

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August 11, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Crews to Survey Bat Population along Watkins Mill Road and I-270 in Gaithersburg

A contractor for the Maryland State Highway Administration, Skelly and Loy, Inc., will be conducting an environmental survey to assess the bat population in the area near the I-270 Watkins Mill Road Interchange Project this month in Gaithersburg. The survey will take place from Wednesday August 12 through Friday, August 21 from noon to 3 […]

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