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June 7 Issue of Go Montgomery! Now Available

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 7, 2018




MCDOT Wins Six 2018 NACo Awards

MCDOT has won six National Association of Counties (NACo) awards, including one for Best in Category. The Division of Parking Management won three awards, and the divisions of Traffic Engineering and Operations, Transit Services and Transportation Engineering each won one.  Read more about the award-winning projects. 



Public Invited to Workshop on MacArthur Boulevard Bikeway Improvements

On June 7, MCDOT will hold a public workshop to inform residents about design plans for a shared use path between Old Angler’s Inn and Egger Drive, extending the previously completed path south of I-495. Read more.



Public Hearing Planned for Abandonment of Portion of Waters Road in Germantown

The public is invited to a hearing on June 27 to provide input on the proposed abandonment of a small portion of Waters Road in Germantown. A recently constructed concrete retaining wall along the northern edge of the newly extended Waters Road encroached on the right-of-way by about two inches. Read more.



Bike Owners Encouraged to Register Their Bikes With the County

Registering a bicycle with the County is a good way to increase the likelihood it will be recovered if it's stolen. Registration is easy – use the online form on the Police Department's bike registration page. Registration decals are mailed to bike owners.



MCDOT's Safe Routes to School Program and Coordinator Featured in Blog Post by Safe Routes to School National Partnership

“Since Safe Routes to School’s inception in Montgomery County, Maryland, the movement has expanded dramatically. Over the years, SRTS has been thrust into the limelight with successful work ranging from bike/ped safety projects to get students involved in the Walk Your Way Program to the YOLO high school education campaign.” Read more.



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

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. Read more.



Public Hearing Scheduled on Planning Board Draft Bicycle Master Plan 

The County Council will hold a public hearing on July 10 at 7:30 p.m., on the recently transmitted draft of the Bicycle Master Plan from the Montgomery County Planning Board. The draft master plan and appendix can be viewed here.  Read more.



Montgomery Parks to Hold Community Meeting on Capital Crescent Trail Crossing at Little Falls Parkway

Montgomery Parks is working on improving safety for Capital Crescent Trail users at the intersection of Little Falls Parkway. Attend a community meeting Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m., at Somerset Elementary School, 5811 Warwick Place, Chevy Chase. Learn more about the project.


June 7, 2018



Upcoming Road Paving Projects


Wheaton Revitalization Updates

The geothermal system is complete and tested, allowing construction on the building foundation to begin. Underground utility work continues along Grandview and Ennalls avenues this week.

View the project’s progress on the construction camera. 


Wheaton Revitalization Project Wins IPI Marketing and Communications Award

MCDOT’s Division of Parking Management has won a 2018 International Parking Institute (IPI) award for outstanding marketing and communications programs for the Wheaton Revitalization Project, which is replacing a surface parking lot with a LEED Platinum office building, an underground parking garage, town square and first floor retail. Read more.


Parking Management Division Chief Jose Thommana accepts the award.

Go Montgomery is distributed by Montgomery County Government Department of Transportation.

Release ID: 18-125
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-7170