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County Council to Hold Public Hearing on Technical Update to Master Plan of Highways and Transitways

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a County Planning Board Master Plan of Highways and Transitways technical update on July 10 at 1:30 pm. Those wishing to testify can register here by July 9 at 10 a.m. Speakers can also provide written testimony to the Montgomery County Council, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850 or by email.


The technical update is meant to ensure conformance with Montgomery County code, address technical inconsistencies in the original master plan and to make other changes.


The recommendations in the document include reducing the target speed limit to 25 mph from the current 30 mph on county-owned roads located within any of the county's 17 urban road code areas, including Bethesda (downtown), Friendship Heights, Grosvenor and Twinbrook/North Bethesda/White Flint. 


"Urban road" is defined as a road segment in or abutting a Metro Station policy area, town center policy area or other urban area expressly identified in a (County) Council resolution. See a map of the county's urban road code areas here.

Release ID: 18-123
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-7170