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Spring Cleaning of Montgomery County Public Parking Garages in Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton to Begin on Monday, April 8

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) on Monday, April 8, will begin its semi-annual interior washdown to degrease and clean 21 County-owned parking garages in BethesdaSilver Spring and Wheaton on nights and weekends. The cleanings will start with the Bethesda garages and are scheduled to conclude with the Silver Spring garages on Saturday, June 1.

Some garages will experience partial closures during the cleanings, including select entrance/exit areas and ramps. The full schedule of garage cleanings can be viewed here.

Spring and fall washdowns to keep garages clean and help keep grease, oil and debris out of local waterways. Regular cleanings also prevent structural deterioration from prolonged exposure to salt, sand, oils, gas, dirt, pollen and leaves.

MCDOT contractors will do their best to perform work around garage traffic and parked vehicles and to post signs notifying customers of anticipated impacts to access.

For more information about public parking in the County, visit

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Release ID: 24-041
Media Contact: Emily DeTitta, 240-372-2282

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