Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Montgomery County has redesigned its Base Realignment and Closure BRAC website to provide helpful transportation, traffic and other information to residents and employees traveling to or through Bethesda . The closure of Walter Reed Army Medical Center means that more than 2,500 new jobs are being relocated to the campus of the National Naval Medical Center and visits are expected to double to nearly one million a year.
BRAC was enacted by Congress in 2005. Montgomery County has worked closely with the State of Maryland since the relocation was announced -- and with a very engaged Bethesda community -- to devise plans to address the oncoming impact. These plans include projects at key intersections, improved pedestrian and bicycle access and ensuring safe and efficient pedestrian access at the Medical Center Metro station.
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