Heritage Triangle Trail – Phase I, Dr. Bird/Norwood Road
from MD 108 to Layhill Road

The Heritage Triangle Trail, Phase I is a project to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety along Dr. Bird (MD. 182) and Norwood Road. The Dr. Bird Road section is planned to run along the east side of Dr. Bird Road (MD 182) from Sandy Spring Road (MD 108) to the current terminus of an existing shared use path located approximately 1,400 feet south of MD 108. The Norwood Road section is planned to run along the east side of Norwood Road from just north of the driveway to the Adventure Park at Sandy Spring to just south of Ednor Road where it will tie into an existing shared use path approximately 1,700 ft. south of the Adventure Park.

Project Background

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is investing in a well- connected pedestrian and bicycle network which enriches the livability of local communities. As part of this effort, MCDOT is working to design and build share use path facilities that serve as critical links in the transportation system, providing access to residential areas, transit, commercial districts, schools, places of worship, parks, and recreational areas. Additionally, MCDOT was recently awarded a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) Capital Improvement Grant from the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) to improve the multi-modal connections between four existing Maryland Heritage Area sites in the Olney area. The completed multi-modal connections will create a network of shared-use paths referred to as the Heritage Triangle Trail (HTT), which will connect the Olney Theatre Center, the Sandy Spring Museum, the Woodlawn Visitor Center, and the Underground Railroad Experience. The grant award provides funding to design two sections of the Heritage Triangle Trail along Dr. Bird Road and Norwood Road.

MCDOT has initiated preliminary design for both the Dr. Bird Road and Norwood Road shared use path facilities.

Contact Us:

Project Manager: Patricia Shepherd, AICP
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
E-mail: patricia.shepherd@montgomerycountymd.gov
Phone: 240-777-7231

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Answering your questions:

  • How will the Virtual Public Meeting work?

MCDOT will be holding the public meeting in a virtual setting. This means that you can log on with your computer or call in with your telephone to listen to and participate in the meeting. You will need to register for the meeting ahead of time, so please use the registration form on the project description tab.

We will have project meeting materials posted on this page before the meeting so that you can review them in advance of the meeting and be better prepared to discuss them. We will also have some feedback tools on the participate tab before the meeting.

Thank you for your interest in the Heritage Triangle Trail Project, Phase I.

Come to our Virtual Meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7PM!

The purpose of the virtual public meeting is to gain your feedback on the Heritage Triangle Trail, Phase I

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we will not be meeting in person but you can join us through your computer or by telephone. We look forward to your participation.

If you do not have access to a computer or feel uncomfortable using the Virtual Meeting Format, please reach out to the project manager, Patricia Shepherd. She will work with you to figure out an alternate way to participate.

Contact:

Project Manager: Patricia Shepherd, AICP
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
E-mail: patricia.shepherd@montgomerycountymd.gov
Phone: 240-777-7231

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