Montgomery Lane /Montgomery Ave Two-Way
Separated Bike Lanes - Phase 1

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is about to begin construction of the Montgomery Lane/Montgomery Avenue Two-Way Separated Bike Lanes (Phase 1) from Woodmont Avenue to Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355) in Bethesda, MD. We are currently finalizing our contractual work so that mobilization plans can be set in place for work to commence in the Fall of 2022.

Proposed Scope and Design

The proposed project will provide for ten-foot wide two way separated bike lanes on the south side of Montgomery Lane/Avenue between Woodmont Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355). A new bus platform, high visibility crosswalk markings, concrete curb and gutter, roadway milling and paving, landscaping, signal modifications and utility surface adjustments are also included in the scope of work. This multimodal transportation project, recommended in the 2018 Approved and Adopted Montgomery County Bicycle Master Plan as a separated bikeway (see map), will improve the bicycle and pedestrian network in Downtown Bethesda by providing a safe, accessible, low stress and well-connected facility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and people with disabilities.

Existing conditions along Montgomery Lane looking East
Existing conditions along Montgomery Lane looking West

Traffic Control, Work Hours, and Construction Phasing

Construction will take place Monday through Friday between 7am and 5pm with temporary lane closures between 9am to 3pm. Occasional Saturday work may be necessary to make up for weather days. The County will work to minimize any disruption to the surrounding residents and business communities.

Project Highlights

  • Work to be performed under one-lane road closures.
  • Construction will take approximately 6 months weather permitting.
  • Essential County services will continue to be provided.

IMPACTS TO COUNTY SERVICES

Montgomery County strives to minimize the impact construction projects have on residents, businesses and motorists. No “curb side” government services (such as recycling, mail delivery, etc.) will be impacted by this project. Division of Transportation Engineering has coordinated the road closure with Public Schools, Police, Fire and Rescue Services, Ride on, Solid Waste and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Each agency has plans to continue to provide services throughout the duration of the project. Staging areas will be established to store materials and equipment within the County right-of-way. All vehicles parked in the right-of-way will need to be moved. To minimize the inconveniences to the public, businesses, and County services, lane closures will be kept to a minimum duration and allowed only between hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Driveways and entrances will remain accessible at all times during construction. Warning, guidance, and directional signs will be posted throughout the project vicinity to keep motorists informed of conditions. Please use caution when travelling through the work zone, for your sake and the safety of work crews.

KEEPING INFORMED

This project website will be updated regularly. Please share the project information with your neighbors. If they want to receive future newsletters, please contact the MCDOT, Transportation Construction Section, at 240-777-7210. We plan to provide you with periodic updates on this project. In addition, you can visit the DOT website at: montgomerycountymd.gov/mcdot . Please feel free to contact the project team at the field office or at the phone numbers below. Finally, watch for signs and message boards posted near the project site. These will keep you informed of impending changes to the traffic patterns and guide you safely through the work zone.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM

A staff of dedicated professionals will oversee the construction and ensure that the project is completed safely, timely, on-budget and in compliance with the specifications. In addition, the team members are available to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact any of member of the Project Management team.

Contractor

D&F construction Inc. will be the contractor for this project. D&F construction Inc. is in Forestville, Maryland and has completed numerous similar projects for Montgomery County and a variety of jurisdictions, including the Maryland State Highway Administration and several local jurisdictions.

Project Schedule

  • Construction Duration: 6 months weather permitting
  • Construction Starts: September/October 2022
  • Construction Ends: April 2023
Construction Activities Contact: Shirley Reeves-Collette
Shirley.Reeves-Collette@montgomerycountymd.gov
240-271-2168
Traffic Control Contact: Stella Igbinedion
stella.igbinedion@montgomerycountymd.gov
240-777-2190
Project Design Contact: Patricia Shepherd
patricia.shepherd@montgomerycountymd.gov
240-777-7278
Mailing List Contact: Jackie Earp
Jackie.earp@montgomerycountymd.gov
240-777-7271

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