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Lane Closures Planned on Rockville Pike Friday, November 30 Through Friday, December 7

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Beginning Friday, November 30 at 9 p.m., two lanes of northbound Rockville Pike between the National Institutes of Health NIH Gateway Drive and Wilson Drive. will be closed through 5 a.m., Monday, December 3.


Starting Monday, December 3 through Friday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one southbound lane, the left southbound lane, and right northbound lanes of Rockville Pike will be closed between Wilson Drive and South Drive.


The closures are required to continue road and sidewalk reconstruction around the pedestrian underpass for 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: 18-214
Media Contact: Phil Alperson, Montgomery County BRAC Coordinator  240-777-2595