Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Department of Transportation Division of Transportation Engineering held a Public Hearing on July 13 to obtain comments that will assist the County Executive in determining whether or not to authorize construction of Montrose Parkway East. The proposed road will extend Montrose Parkway West (which runs from I-270 to Maryland Route 355) to Viers Mill Road (Maryland Route 587). The road was recommended in the North Bethesda/Garrett Park Master Plan.
The proposed roadway would include a four-lane divided highway with curb and gutter, a five-foot wide concrete sidewalk on the south side, and a 10-foot wide asphalt path on the north side. The project would include a 350-foot highway bridge over Rock Creek; relocation and reconstruction of 800 feet of Rock Creek Trail – including a 107-foot long pedestrian bridge over proposed Montrose Parkway; reconstruction of approximately 2,000 feet of Veirs Mill Road; and several retaining walls designed to reduce environmental impacts. Streetlighting, landscaping and stormwater management are part of the design. The traffic signal at the Veirs Mill intersection will be modified to accommodate the new intersection.
The complete project would cost an estimated $119,495,000, including engineering, right-of-way acquisition, site improvements, and construction.
The project manager is Gerald McCauley, who can be reached at 240-777-7223 or by email at Gerald.McCauley@montgomerycountymd.gov. For more information on this and other projects, visit the Division of Transportation Engineering’s website.