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May 18 - Comments on County's Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget

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Woodmoor Streets Getting an Overhaul

After suffering through years of bumpy rides, residents in the Woodmoor section of Silver Spring are getting some relief this summer.

Washington Gas has already overhauled about half the roadway slated for work this summer, with the county expected to start workin on its portion in either the last week of July or first week of August.

"This is good news for the Woodmoor neighborhood," said their county councilmember, Tom Hucker. "Even though the county has tried to keep up by patching potholes and cracks, a thorough resurfacing project is overdue."

Every two years, the county uses technology such as lasers and cameras to assess the condition of 5,200 lane miles of streets and highways, ratibng them on a scale of zero to 100, with zero being the worst.

Most of the streets in the Woodmoor neighborhood, which is bordered by Colesville Road, University Boulevard and the Capital Beltway, were rates as fair to poor, with some needing even more attention.

But the county needed to wait until the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission and Washington Gas completed their utility work, which has taken several years. Resurfacing the roads before all this work was finished made no sense, transportation officials said. 

So, Starting soon -weather permitting- contractors hired by the county will start full-depth, or base repair, patching, followed by an overlay of hot-mix asphalt. The county's transportation department is handling about half of the 7 lane miles in the neighborhood, while Washington Gas supervised work on the other half. 

The next $1 million phase of the project is expected to take about eight weeks. So - again, weather permitting- it should wrap up by early October. 

The work, of course, means some inconveniences for drivers and other residents. 
Specifically, people can expect the following impacts, according to county officials: 

  • Short term parking restrictions.
  • Lane closures and alternating one-way traffic patterns. 
  • Some minor traffic delays and brief daily road closures, with flaggers manually directing traffic through the construction zone.
  • Access to residences will be available at all times, although there might be some minor delays as workers restrict traffic from freshly laid hot-mix asphalt, transportation officials said.
  • Noise- which is to be expected. However, work will be done weekdays only, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Click here to read the offical MDOT summary of the project. 

Tom Hucker Hosts 3rd Annual Silver Spring Takoma Park Restaurant Week!

From Tuesday, September 5 to Sunday, September 10, enjoy set courses throughout the entire week at select Silver Spring and Takoma Park restaurants. For more information, visit the official restaurant week website.

Tom Hucker's 2017 Budget Letter

July 5 - Montgomery County Residents Set to Save Big on College Loans

Montgomery County is set to be the first in the country to allow residents to refinance their student loans. Watch the video and read the full article here.

May 18 - Comments on County's Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget

 

May 2 - Councilmember Tom Hucker's Comments Regarding Registering Vacant Properties in Montgomery County

 

April 19 - Councilmember Tom Hucker's Comments on Bill 38-16

 

April 17 - Dorfman Hucker Forum

 

January 24 - Proclamation Recognizing National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

 

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