Monday, October 31, 2011
On November 1, the Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing to consider supplemental funding for the Maryland Route 355 Crossing project. The project will fund right-of-way negotiations, utility relocations and design and construction of a multi-modal, grade-separated connection between the Walter Reed Naval Medical Center and the Medical Center Metrorail Station. Funding also includes high-speed elevators to provide a direct connection between the Medical Center and the Metro Station mezzanine. The need for these improvements stems from Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) relocations that are bringing more than 2,500 new jobs to Bethesda and an increase of visits to the Center from 500,000 a year to nearly one million.
For more information, go to the Council’s website.