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A Virtual Public Hearing Will be Held on the Proposed Abandonment of a Portion of Public Right of Way on Broadwater Drive in Gaithersburg on Thursday, Feb. 15

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 2, 2024

On Thursday, Feb. 15, starting at 1 p.m., the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will hold a virtual public hearing to discuss the abandonment of a portion of public right of way on Broadwater Road in Gaithersburg.

The abandonment case was petitioned by Nagle & Zaller, PC, representing Goshen Run Homeowners Association, Inc. (the “Applicant”). At an upcoming virtual public hearing, residents will have an opportunity to present oral and/or written comments concerning the abandonment of a portion of public right of way covering approximately 27,146 square feet. The petition seeks to abandon the Public Right of Way on the basis that there is no current or anticipated future public use of the parcel.

Online registration is required by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 to attend. The day before the public hearing, an email with a Zoom link will be sent to registrants via email. Written testimony carries the same weight as oral testimony. Testimony and information provided will become a matter of public record. Those previously registered to attend the hearing are not required to re-register.

Questions and written comments may be submitted to:

MCDOT - Division of Transportation Engineering
Suresh Pokharel, Property Acquisition Section
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

Phone: 240-777-7254

If you require special accommodation for this hearing, please contact Suresh Pokharel.

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Release ID: 24-006
Media Contact: Emily DeTitta, 240-372-2282

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