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Closure of One Southbound Lane on Rockville Pike Planned for August 13 to 17

For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Weather permitting, one southbound lane closures on Rockville Pike between the National Institutes of Health Gateway Drive and Woodmont Avenue is planned for August 13 through 17 to reconstruct sidewalks and storm sewers where roadway and pedestrian improvements have been completed. The lane closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather and work conditions permitting. The closures are part of the construction process for the MD 355 Crossing Project. See construction drawings of the area online.


 About the Crossing Project:


This work is part of the ongoing construction of the Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station, which will build: 1) A shallow, pedestrian underpass connecting the National Institutes of Health and the bus/commuter transit center on the west side with the Naval Support Activity Bethesda/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on the east side of Rockville Pike; and 2) Deep elevators on the Navy side of MD 355 to the Metrorail mezzanine.  When completed by the end of 2021, the Crossing will provide a safer environment for people and vehicles in this heavily trafficked area.


 A Safety Reminder:


 As construction of the Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station continues, residents are reminded to exercise caution as they walk, bike or travel near the construction zone. Pay attention to all posted signs, walk or bike only on designated crosswalks, sidewalks and paths, and do not walk in the road or in the construction zone.


 See photos of the construction project online.

Release ID: 18-149
Media Contact: Phil Alperson, Montgomery County BRAC Coordinator  240-777-2595