Beginning at 9 a.m. this Saturday, January 28, Traffic Engineering Services will close all lanes on southbound MD 355 (Wisconsin Avenue) between Cordell Avenue and Battery Lane in Bethesda to hoist equipment onto the roof at 8200 Wisconsin Avenue. All traffic lanes should reopen by 9 p.m. Saturday night.

Drivers should follow posted detour route of Battery Lane, Woodmont Avenue and Cordell Avenue. Various phases of the crane work may be disruptive. Traffic Engineering Services will safely direct pedestrian traffic around the work zone. Pedestrians will be directed to signalized crossings on the opposite side of the road during all phases of work for safety reasons.

Motorists are encouraged to log onto for real-time travel conditions.



The MD 355 Crossing (BRAC) project is located in Bethesda, Maryland, a densely populated and developed area inside the Capital Beltway (I-495), and adjacent to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). The focus of the project is on the intersection of MD 355/Rockville Pike and South Wood Road/South Drive.

The purpose of the project is to improve the movement of the traveling public between the west and east sides of MD 355/Rockville Pike at its intersection with South Wood Road and South Drive in Bethesda.