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The County’s long-term, comprehensive transportation plan will significantly increase spending on new roads, transit, hiker-biker trails, and pedestrian safety.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Funding Awarded for BRAC-Related MD 355 Crossing Project

The County has received $90 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for transportation projects in Bethesda.  The funds will be used to address traffic congestion resulting from the move of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to the National Naval Medical Center under the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC).

Forty million dollars will be used by the County to construct a Maryland Route 355 crossing, which involves installing deep elevators on the east side of Rockville Pike to the Metro Station platform and a pedestrian tunnel for bus and carpool commuters and walkers.

Forty-nine million dollars will be used by the State of Maryland to construct improvements at four major intersections: Rockville Pike at Cedar Lane and at Jones Bridge Road; Connecticut Avenue at Jones Bridge Road; and West Cedar Lane at Old Georgetown Road.

These projects are in addition to new or renovated bike paths and sidewalks the Montgomery County Department of Transportation has already constructed at the medical complex.  Together they will improve transit and vehicle mobility and promote pedestrian safety.  For more information, visit the County’s BRAC website

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