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Temporary Traffic Changes on Jones Bridge Road Begin Today and Will Continue for Five to Six Weeks

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 8, 2018

Beginning today, the westbound dedicated right turn lane on Jones Bridge Road to northbound Rockville Pike will be closed for about five to six weeks, weather and work conditions permitting. Work will improve pedestrian and vehicle safety by replacing the existing non-signalized dedicated right turn lane onto northbound Rockville Pike with a right turn lane controlled by a dedicated traffic signal.  


 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: 18-190
Media Contact: Phil Alperson, Montgomery County BRAC Coordinator  240-777-2595