Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Montgomery County’s latest effort to provide the most up-to-date information related to BRAC construction projects, community involvement and other news items now extends to Twitter. Follow details @BracMoCoMD. Or, continue to check the latest happenings on the County’s BRAC website
BRAC is the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act that generated the closure of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and its relocation to the campus of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. These two iconic hospitals were consolidated this fall as the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (NMMC), the crown jewel of military medicine serving our nation’s active, wounded, and retired uniformed personnel.
The good news is that this move has brought over 2,500 jobs to the facility. The challenge is that visits to the NMMC are expected to increase from 500,000 a year to nearly one million. The result is even more traffic on an already congested Rockville Pike.
Montgomery County has been working closely with the State of Maryland to address the impact, including plans to construct projects at key intersections, improved pedestrian and bicycle access, and ensuring safe and efficient pedestrian access at the Medical Center Metro station. Stay informed about all these projects on the website and Twitter.
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