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MCDOT to Hold Virtual Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 17, About Proposed Sidewalk Construction in Silver Spring’s Lutes-Briggs Community

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 12, 2020

This public hearing, about proposed construction of sidewalks in Silver Spring’s Lutes-Briggs Community, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m. as an online meeting to allow remote public participation in response to COVID-19. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) encourages residents to provide oral and/or written comments and join the virtual hearing/webcast online live at

The proposed sidewalks are designed to enhance safety for those with disabilities, pedestrians and bicyclists as they travel to schools and nearby facilities. Public input will inform the ultimate construction of all or a portion of the sidewalks.

The proposed sidewalks in Silver Spring are located at:

  • North side of Briggs Road from the existing sidewalk to Lutes Lane;
  • West side of Lutes Drive from Briggs Road to Dressler Lane; 
  • West side of Wilton Oaks Drive from Briggs Road to Mumford Drive; 
  • East side of Ewood Lane from Briggs Road to Victor Court; 
  • West side of Ideal Drive from Briggs Road to Victor Court; 
  • South side of Victor Court from Ewood Lane to Ideal Drive;
  • West side of Disney Lane from Briggs Road to the End of Disney Lane.
Project files are available for review and download below, and written comments may be submitted to MCDOT’s Annual Sidewalk Walk Program by email at or to Written testimony carries the same weight
as oral testimony.
  1. Introductory Letter from MCDOT Sent to Residents on August 27, 2019: 
  2. Project Map (shows location of existing and new sidewalks):
  3. Briggs Road Public Right-of-Way Construction Impacts:
  4. Tree Protection Plan/Arborist Report (shows type, location and recommendations/actions needed):
If you are unable to attend live, audio and video of the hearing will be recorded and posted on the Annual Sidewalk Program website at

Interpreter services will be provided upon request.  Please allow (5) business days advance notice when requesting interpreter services.  

Release ID: 20-120
Media Contact: Hannah Henn 240-777-8389

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