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Lane and Sidewalk Closures Planned on Rockville Pike for Feb. 8 – 15

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 7, 2019

From Friday, February 8, at 9:00 p.m., through Monday, February 11, at 5:00 a.m., there is a potential closure for two lanes of southbound Rockville Pike between South Drive (NIH) and Woodmont Avenue.

From Monday, February 11, through Friday, February 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the southbound curb lane of Rockville Pike and, possibly the adjacent sidewalk, will be closed between South Drive (NIH) and Center Drive (NIH).

From Monday, February 11, through Friday, February 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., one northbound lane of Rockville Pike, and possibly the adjacent sidewalk, will be closed at South Drive.

These closures are required to continue light pole replacement and roadway, sidewalk, and bus pad reconstruction 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.

Release ID: 19-019
Media Contact: Phil Alperson, MCDOT BRAC Coordinator  240-777-2595