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Montgomery County Roadways to Receive Spring Cleaning

Montgomery County Roadways to Receive Spring Cleaning

From Montgomery County:

Starting the week of March 28, Montgomery County’s residential roadways will get a spring cleaning with the launch of the annual street sweeping program on  the County’s 5,000 curb miles of roads. 

Montgomery County Bike Projects Moving Slowly

The WashCycle reports that with the Bradley Boulevard bike project having recently been presented, it joins a growing list of future bike projects in Montgomery County. But only one project has money budgeted for it so far. That's the MacArthur Boulevard Bikeway project.

The project will include an 8-foot-wide shared-use hiker/biker path running parallel to MacArthur on the south side, Miller said. The shoulder of the road will also be widened to provide a 2-foot shoulder on each side of the road for faster cyclists.

Cheapest Gas Price in Potomac

According to AAA, the cheapest gas price in Potomac is $2.929 at Potomac Sunoco Mid-Atlantic.  This gas station is located at 11355 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD.

Road Construction Begins Today

Beginning Monday, November 15, the NPS will begin the first phase of a seven-phase, 18-month project to repair and reconstruct various portions of the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway from P Street, N.W. to Calvert St. N.W., including portions of Cathedral Ave.

During this phase, construction crews will close 1) the northbound lane of Shoreham Drive from Cathedral Avenue, NW, to Calvert Street, NW, and 2) the southbound lane of Cathedral Avenue from south of Woodley Road, NW to Shoreham Drive, NW.

This work will affect traffic patterns.  For AM rush hour, traffic will be able to enter Shoreham Drive from Calvert Street, NW. and proceed to Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. During all other times, including PM rush hour, traffic will be able to proceed northbound only on Shoreham Drive to Calvert Street, NW.  There will be no entry to southbound Shoreham Drive and the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway from Calvert Street, NW except during morning rush hour.

Human Remains Found on Tracks in North Bethesda

The Gazette.net reports that Montgomery County Police are investigating human remains found on the CSX train tracks in the vicinity of 11700 Parklawn Drive. Detectives arrived at the tracks about 6:30 p.m. following a call made to police about an hour earlier.

The location of the remains is just south of where a man killed himself Oct. 13 by walking in front of a train near Randolph Road in North Bethesda, according to county emergency responders.

MARC trains 893, 879, 881, and 895 are being delayed, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. As of 6:15 p.m., there was no estimate of how long the delay would last. Metrorail is honoring MARC tickets. Washington Metro will honor MARC tickets on the Red Line.

FREE Vehicle Inspections / FREE Child Safety Seat Inspections

October is National Car Care Awareness Month

Montgomery College and its Industry partners are celebrating by offering Free Car Inspection Lanes to the public.  These inspections are provided by local repair shops and their ASE Certified Repair Technicians who volunteer their time to conduct the inspections.  When the inspection is complete the technician will discuss the items inspected with the vehicle owner, answer questions and make recommendations.  The inspection takes about 15-20 minutes.  Items inspected are: Tires, Fluids, Batteries, Wipers, Belts, Pulleys, Hoses, Air Filters, Lights (both dash & exterior lights).  Just in time for winter!

Car Free Day on September 22-Montgomery County Offers Tips on How You Can Participate

Montgomery County Commuter Services (MCCS) invites residents and employees to join the Washington region in celebrating Car Free Day on Wednesday, September 22.  This annual, worldwide event encourages the public to find alternatives to using cars or reduce the amount of driving that day.  Organizers promote the idea that using transit, biking, and walking – instead of driving – will reduce noise, pollution and stress.

            “People throughout the region are re-evaluating their relationship with the car,” said Montgomery County Department of Transportation Director Art Holmes.  “This is great news for transit and great news for the environment.  I encourage everyone to try transportation alternatives that will help us relieve congestion and the stress of commuting.”