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Monday, November 30, 2009

Planning Studies in Progress by Transportation Engineering

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Engineering (DTE), is in the first stages of developing concept plans and obtaining public input on four projects:
 
1) Possible extension of Roberts Tavern Drive in Clarksburg, currently located between Observation Drive and Latrobe Lane, to Maryland Route 355. Goals for the project include diverting regional traffic around Clarksburg Town Center and its historic district, providing congestion relief, expanding neighborhood connections, and enhancing access to bikeways.
 
2) The addition of sidewalks along Central Avenue from Maryland Route 355 to Oakmont Street; on Oakmont Street from Central to Oakmont avenues; and on Oakmont Avenue, from Oakmont Street to the Washington Grove MARC train station. Sidewalks would provide better pedestrian and bicycle access between Oakmont Manor, Washington Grove Elementary School, Gaithersburg High School, Bohrer Park, shopping, restaurants and places of worship. The sidewalks project is being addressed in response to requests from the Oakmont Manor neighborhood in Gaithersburg.
 
DTE staff will hold a meeting to give the public an opportunity to provide input on the project on Thursday, December 3 at the Washington
Grove Elementary School, 8712 Oakmont Street, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
 
3) The addition of a sidewalk and bikeway along Bradley Boulevard between Wilson Lane and Goldsboro Road to provide better neighborhood access to transit, commercial districts, schools, and recreation.
 
4) Possible roadway improvements for East Gude Drive in Rockville will be studied. The improvements include sidewalks, bikeways and widening of the road . DTE staff will hold a meeting to give the public an opportunity to provide input on the project on Monday, December 7 at the Earle B. Wood Middle School, 14615 Bauer Drive, Rockville, from 7 to 9 p.m.
 
Another project, the Seven Locks Road Sidewalk and Bikeway, which runs from Montrose Road to Bradley Boulevard, is in the next stage of planning with preliminary engineering underway. The public is invited to a workshop to discuss the plans on Wednesday, December 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Heights School, Chesterton Hall, 10400 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. 
 
The proposed improvements for this road section include:
  • Two 11-foot-wide travel lanes plus five-foot-wide on-road bike lanes along both sides of Seven Locks Road.
  • An eight-foot off-road shared use bike path on the west side of Seven Locks Road.
  • A five-foot-wide sidewalk on the east side of Seven Locks Road.
  • An eight-foot-wide off-road shared use path along Montrose Road between Seven Locks Road and the I-270 ramp.
  • Northbound and eastbound auxiliary through lanes at the intersection of Seven Locks Road and Tuckerman Lane.
Residents with comments on any of these projects can contact the Division of Transportation at dcd.planning@montgomerycountymd.gov, 240-777-7220 or 100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.
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