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For Immediate Release: Monday, February 13, 2023

A virtual public meeting will be held by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation on the one-year Tuckerman Lane “Road Diet Pilot” program at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, via Zoom. The proposed pilot will reduce the roadway from four to two lanes, with a single lane in each direction between Old Georgetown Road and MD 355/Rockville Pike in North Bethesda.

If the proposed pilot project is implemented, a determination will be made in one year to remove the road diet or make it permanent.

For a direct link to the virtual meeting, click here. The virtual meeting platform was changed from Teams to Zoom by public request. Staff will monitor the previously announced Teams link to direct residents.

The proposed road diet aims to increase safety, in line with the County’s Vision Zero program, by shortening the pedestrian and bicycle crossing at the Bethesda Trolley Trail and slowing vehicular speeds along a 1.17-mile portion of Tuckerman Lane. In its entirety, Tuckerman Lane runs between Falls Road and Rockville Pike. The majority of the 5.75-mile roadway is a two-lane roadway, providing one lane in each direction.

Specifically, the proposed project would run along eastbound Tuckerman Lane, beginning east of Old Georgetown Road and ending at Grosvenor Place. Along westbound Tuckerman Lane, the proposed project would begin west of Rockville Pike and end at Cedarwood Drive.

Public feedback may impact the implementation of the project. While not all attendees will be able to speak at the community meeting, written comments will carry the same weight as spoken testimony at the virtual meeting. Residents are encouraged to send written feedback via email to [email protected]

For more information about the proposal, to view the project plans and to access a link and dial-in information for the virtual Zoom meeting, visit the project website here.

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Media Contact: Emily DeTitta, 240-372-2282 or [email protected]

Release ID: 23-069
Media Contact: Emily DeTitta 240-372-2282
Categories: Transportation