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Lane Closures Planned for Next Five Weekends on Rockville Pike in Bethesda at NIH/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 3, 2017

Over the next five weekends, MCDOT will close lanes on Rockville Pike (MD 355) between Woodmont Avenue and Wilson Drive, near the Medical Center Metro Station, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) at Naval Support Activity Bethesda.

The lanes will close at 10 p.m. Friday and reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, weather permitting, as follows: 

  • Friday night, July 7 through Monday morning, July 10 -- Two Northbound Lanes.

  • Friday night, July 14 through Monday morning, July 17 -- Two Northbound Lanes

  • Friday night, July 21 through Monday morning, July 24 -- Two Northbound Lanes and One Southbound Lane

  • Friday night, July 28 through Monday morning, July 31 -- One Northbound Lane and Two Southbound Lanes.

  • Friday night, August 4 through Monday morning, August 7 -- Two Southbound Lanes


These lane closures are part of the ongoing construction of the Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station, which will establish a shallow pedestrian underpass between NIH and WRNMMC, and deep elevators on the Navy side of MD 355 to the Metrorail mezzanine. Construction of the Crossing Project is anticipated through mid-2021. The area of Rockville Pike near the Medical Center Metro Station, NIH and WRNMMC is a construction zone. Use caution when driving, walking or biking through the area.


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Release ID: 17-150
Media Contact: Phil Alperson, Montgomery County BRAC Coordinator  240-777-2595