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MDOT SHA Begins Work on Intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Jones Bridge Road in North Chevy Chase to Improve Vehicle, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety; Project to Continue Through 2023

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has started work along a half-mile portion of Jones Bridge Road in North Chevy Chase that includes the busy intersection of MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue) at Kensington Parkway. This work is being done in conjunction with the federal government’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) in North Chevy Chase.


The $18 million project improvements will enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists and increase access for commuters in all types of transportation. 


MDOT SHA’s contractor, E&R Services Inc. of Lanham, will perform the work which includes:

  • Adding a third left-turn lane at the intersection to improve movement from eastbound Jones Bridge Road to northbound MD 185.
  • Installing new sidewalks, crosswalk ramps and a shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Resurfacing and restriping the roadway.
  • Upgrading traffic signal and lighting.
  • Replacing curb and gutter.
  • Relocating underground and overhead utilities.
  • Upgrading drainage and stormwater management.


The project completion date is by summer 2023. Motorists should expect traffic disruptions in the area.

Additional details about the project can be found at https://www.roads.maryland.gov/mdotsha/pages/pressreleasedetails.aspx?newsId=3871&PageId=818.


More information about the project can be obtained from MDOT SHA Project Engineer Daniel Clearwater at dclearwater@mdot.maryland.gov or MDOT SHA Customer Relations Manager Christopher Bishop at cbishop@mdot.maryland.gov.


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Release ID: 21-238
Media Contact: Hannah Henn 240-777-8389