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Traffic on Two Bethesda Roads to be Disrupted for Projects At Least Through April

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Two significant roads in Bethesda will experience traffic disruptions through April due to unrelated projects.


Starting this week, lanes will be closed on Sangamore Road from Massachusetts Avenue toward Walhonding Road by NPL and Washington Gas for replacement of a natural gas pipeline. The lanes will be closed from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The expected duration of the work will be 30 days (weather permitting).


The traffic plan during the construction will be the following:

  • Massachusetts Avenue at Sangamore Road (eastbound): Traffic traveling eastbound on Massachusetts Avenue with the intention on turning right onto Sangamore Road will be detoured to turn right onto Marlyn Drive, turn right onto Namakagan Road and turn left or right onto Sangamore Road.
  • Massachusetts Avenue at Sangamore Road (westbound): Traffic traveling westbound on Massachusetts Avenue with the intention on turning left onto Sangamore, will be detoured to turn left onto Marlyn Drive, turn right onto Namakagan Road and turn left or right onto Sangamore Road.
  • Sangamore Road (north leg): Traffic traveling southbound on Sangamore Road (north leg) with the intention on keeping straight onto Sangamore Road (south leg) will be detoured to turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue, turn right onto Marlyn Drive, turn right onto Namakagan Road and turn left or right onto Sangamore Road.


For questions regarding the project, contact Don Weller at dweller@gonpl.com or 571-364-2048 or Jeffery Sirk at Jeffery.Sirk@washgas.com or 571 422-5259.


Traffic on Montgomery Avenue in Bethesda will be disrupted evening starting Monday, March 15, for construction-related issues for the new Avocet Tower. The traffic disruptions are expected to last through late April.


R.B. Hinkle Construction, Inc., will close part of Montgomery Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Waverly Place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night. The construction company said there will intermittent temporary single- and multiple-lane closures and traffic control for installation of new duct banks. The ducts will be for telecom and fiber services that will cross Montgomery Avenue. Those services will be part of the Avocet Tower project being run by Balfour Beatty Construction.


Hinkle Construction said it plans to utilize one lane at a time and keep a travel lane open at all times.


Hinkle said it has outfitted its equipment with “white noise backup alarms” to reduce noise as much as possible to neighbors in the area. However, it is aware that the work will cause some noise disruptions.


Hinkle Construction has advised that any questions about the project can be directed to Project Manager Brian Thompson at 703-863-1765 or brianthompson@rbhinkle.com.


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Release ID: 21-169
Media Contact: Neil H. Greenberger, 240-205-1915
Categories: Transportation