Monday, February 27, 2012
Montgomery County has received $90 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for transportation projects in Bethesda to address traffic congestion resulting from the Base Realignment & Closure Act (BRAC). Under BRAC, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center was moved to the National Naval Medical Center site in Bethesda.
About $40 million in BRAC funding will be used by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) to construct the Maryland Route 355 crossing, a pedestrian tunnel under the road for bus and carpool commuters and walkers. The project will install deep elevators on the east side of Rockville Pike to the Metro Station platform. The State of Maryland will use $49 million 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 will be constructed in addition to new or renovated bike paths and sidewalks already completed by MCDOT at the medical complex. For more information on these and other projects to improve traffic and pedestrian access, visit the County’s BRAC website.
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