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MCDOT to Hold Public Hearing About Proposed Sidewalk on Oak Drive/MD 27 in Damascus

For Immediate Release: Monday, November 18, 2019


At an upcoming public hearing, residents will have an opportunity to present oral and/or written comments concerning construction of a sidewalk at Oak Drive/MD 27 in Damascus. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will hold the meeting on Wednesday, December 4, at 7 p.m. in the all-purpose room or cafeteria of Damascus Elementary School, located at 10201 Bethesda Church Road, Damascus, Maryland. 

The proposed sidewalk will enhance safety for those with disabilities, pedestrians and bicyclists as they travel to schools and nearby facilities. Public input helps determine whether or not to proceed with constructing all or a portion of the sidewalk.

Project files are available for examination from MCDOT’s Division of Transportation Engineering office at 100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Schedule an appointment to review the files, obtain details and/or information related to the hearing, reserve a time to testify at the hearing and/or submit written comments by contacting:  

Jon Hutchings
Capital Project Manager
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

Phone: 240-777-7224

Interpreter services will be provided upon request.  Please allow five business days advance notice when requesting interpreter services.  If special services or aids are needed, please call 240-777-7271.  The Damascus Elementary School is handicap accessible. 

You may join the hearing online at

Audio and video of the hearing will be recorded and may be posted online at the conclusion of the hearing.
Release ID: 19-189
Media Contact: Hannah Henn 240-777-8389

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