Tuesday, March 27, 2012
On Tuesday, April 10, the Division of Transportation Engineering (DTE) will host a public meeting to solicit community comment on the Forest Glen Passageway Feasibility Study.
DTE is studying the feasibility of building either a pedestrian tunnel or bridge at Georgia Avenue and Forest Glen Road, providing safer access to the Forest Glen Metrorail Station, Holy Cross Hospital and its offices, Montgomery Hills Baptist Church and nearby neighborhoods. The meeting will take place, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sligo Middle School in the cafeteria, 1401 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring.
The intersection of Georgia Avenue at Forest Glen Road has one of the highest roadway traffic volumes in Maryland. From 2005 to 2009, pedestrian-related crashes at this intersection were almost four times the statewide average.
In late 2008, the Montgomery County Council approved funding for the design of the new Forest Glen Passageway. Its construction has not been funded. MCDOT is seeking federal funds to help with the construction costs.