Friday, July 30, 2010
Beginning the week of August 23, residents and employees in the vicinity of the Silver Spring Transit Center (SSTC) site – bordered by Colesville Road, the Metro Red Line Station, Wayne Avenue and Ramsey Avenue – are advised that crews will begin nighttime concrete deliveries and work between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. every other week through January. Working at night will keep the public’s exposure to truck traffic at a minimum and increase safety for transit users near the site.
The concrete work is expected to take place during the following weeks: September 7 and 21; October 5 and 19; November 2, 16 and 30; December 14 and 28; and January 11 and 25. The concrete work is weather dependent, so dates may vary.
Each weekly concrete “pour” will deliver about 600 cubic yards of concrete – equivalent to about 65 loads. Twenty trucks will go back and forth between the concrete plant and the SSTC to deliver the concrete.