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MCDOT Invites Public to Sept. 29 Virtual Hearing About Proposed Decatur Avenue Sidewalk Project in Kensington

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 23, 2021

On Wednesday, Sept. 29 starting at 7 p.m., the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will hold a virtual public hearing to discuss the proposed construction of a sidewalk on the south side of Decatur Avenue between 3900 Decatur Avenue and Connecticut Avenue in Kensington.

At the virtual meeting, MCDOT will present the project scope, the conceptual design, project costs, schedules and obtain public feedback. The completed project will enhance safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and people with disabilities as they travel to schools and nearby facilities. Public input is encouraged and will influence whether MCDOT constructs any, all or a portion of the sidewalk. 

The hearing will be broadcast live online at

To attend the hearing or to testify, click on the above link and download Adobe Connect when prompted.  Adobe Connect uses a telephonic bridge to eliminate echo and feedback during the hearing. 

To connect:

  • Mute your computer speakers;
  • From a landline or cellular telephone, dial 1-800-832-0736;
  • When prompted to enter the “Meeting Room,” enter 9081014 and press # to establish a connection;
  • In the Attendees box, find the number beside your name or telephone number.  Enter the number on your telephone keypad and press # to merge your phone and computer.
  • To reduce the bandwidth for the hearing, do not enable video.

Prior to the virtual meeting, the public is encouraged to review the below project documents:

Written testimony or questions may be submitted to MCDOT’s Annual Sidewalk Program by email to or Written testimony carries the same weight as oral testimony. 

Interpreter services will be provided upon request with five business days advance notice. 

Learn more about MCDOT’s engineering and construction projects by following @MoCo_DTE on Twitter, or visit

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Media Contact: Emily DeTitta, 240-372-2282 or

Release ID: 21-127
Media Contact: Emily DeTitta, 240-372-2282

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