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MCDOT Opens Park Valley Road Bridge

For Immediate Release: Monday, November 18, 2019

MCDOT Director Christopher Conklin and Montgomery County Executive Elrich Joined Silver Spring Community Members in Dedication of Rebuilt Park Valley Road Bridge and Realignment of Sligo Creek Hiker/Biker Trail


Dozens of Sligo Creek area residents, Federal, State and local officials and representatives from the offices of U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and U.S. Congressmen Jamie Raskin and John Sarbanes gathered for the opening of the rebuilt Park Valley Bridge located over Sligo Creek – about two-tenths of a mile from Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring. 

County Executive Elrich and MCDOT Director Chris Conklin talked about the significant safety improvements that the new bridge will deliver, while preserving the character of the original 1931-vintage bridge—including its stone design. The bridge and reconfigured trail project will improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, access to the hiker/biker trail, will meet ADA standards and will improve traffic safety.

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Release ID: 19-188
Media Contact: Hannah Henn 240-777-8389

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