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Multiple Lane Closures Planned on Rockville Pike and Jones Bridge Road

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

 

Beginning the weekend of November 2, two southbound lanes and one northbound lane on Rockville Pike, between Wilson Drive (at the National Institutes of Health) and Woodmont Avenue, will be closed for approximately five successive weekends, excluding Thanksgiving weekend (beginning November 23). The closures will start at 9 p.m. on Fridays, with lanes reopening at 5 a.m. on Mondays.

 

In addition, the dedicated right-turn lane on westbound Jones Bridge Road to northbound Rockville Pike remains closed through approximately Friday, November 9. 

 

The closures are for road reconstruction around the pedestrian underpass, which is part of the MD 355/Rockville Pike crossing project.

 

 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: 18-199
Media Contact: Phil Alperson, Montgomery County BRAC Coordinator  240-777-2595