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PEDESTRIANS, CYCLISTS & MOTORISTS URGED TO BE CAREFUL AT THE CROSSING PROJECT CONSTRUCTION SITE AT THE MEDICAL CENTER METRO STATION IN BETHESDA

September 13, 2017

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As construction of the Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station moves forward, the Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation {MCDOT} wants to remind people to exercise caution as they walk, bike or travel near the construction zone. Please pay attention to all signs which have been posted for your safety.

Please walk or bike only on designated sidewalks and paths. DO NOT WALK IN THE ROAD OR IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE.

When it is completed by the end of 2021, the Crossing Project will provide a safe and efficient environment for people and vehicles to get through this heavily trafficked area. The Crossing Project has two main components: 1) A shallow pedestrian underpass connecting NIH and the adjacent bus and commuter transit center on the west side of Rockville Pike to Naval Support Activity Bethesda/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on the east side; and 2) Deep elevators on the Navy side of MD 355 to the Metrorail mezzanine.

In the meantime, MCDOT appreciates the patience of everyone who lives, works or travels through the area. We want this project to be completed as quickly and as safely as you do.

So, please, be safe and smart as you make your way through this construction area!


Controlled Blast RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPT 13

NOTE: CONTROLLED BLAST RESCHEDULED

Weather permitting, a single controlled blast is planned for WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13 between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. This blast was previously scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12,
A warning siren will sound approximately five minutes before the blast and traffic on Rockville Pike will be halted in both directions for ten minutes between Jones Bridge Road and the NIH entrance and the Navy’s South Gate at South Drive/South Wood Drive.

It is anticipated that minimal blast vibrations or noise from the warning siren may be detected by people within the immediate vicinity of the blast site.

This work is part of the ongoing construction of the Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station, which will establish a shallow pedestrian underpass between NIH and Naval Support Activity Bethesda/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and deep elevators on the Navy side of MD 355 to the Metrorail mezzanine. Construction of the Crossing Project is anticipated through 2021.

Please note that the area of Rockville Pike near the Medical Center Metro Station, NIH and NSAB/Walter Reed is a construction zone. Please pay attention to all signs, and drive, walk or bike carefully through the area.


MD 355 Crossing Project Update: LANE CLOSURE – MONDAY, SEPT. 11

On MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, weather permitting, the right-hand SOUTHBOUND lane of Rockville Pike will be closed between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM between Wilson Drive (NIH) and Woodmont Avenue. There will be no impact to any of the bus/shuttle stops in that area, and both South Drive and Gateway Drive will remain open.

This work is part of the ongoing construction of the Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station, which will establish a shallow pedestrian underpass between NIH and Naval Support Activity Bethesda/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and deep elevators on the Navy side of MD 355 to the Metrorail mezzanine. Construction of the Crossing Project is anticipated through 2021.

Please note that the area of Rockville Pike near the Medical Center Metro Station, NIH and NSAB/Walter Reed is a construction zone. Please pay attention to all signs, and drive, walk or bike carefully through the area.


MD 355 Crossing Project Update: Controlled Blast TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Weather permitting, a single controlled blast is planned for TUESDAY, SEPT. 12 between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

A warning siren will sound approximately five minutes before the blast and traffic on Rockville Pike will be halted in both directions for ten minutes between Jones Bridge Road and the NIH entrance and the Navy’s South Gate at South Drive/South Wood Drive.

It is anticipated that minimal blast vibrations or noise from the warning siren may be detected by people within the immediate vicinity of the blast site.

This work is part of the ongoing construction of the Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station, which will establish a shallow pedestrian underpass between NIH and Naval Support Activity Bethesda/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and deep elevators on the Navy side of MD 355 to the Metrorail mezzanine. Construction of the Crossing Project is anticipated through 2021.

Please note that the area of Rockville Pike near the Medical Center Metro Station, NIH and NSAB/Walter Reed is a construction zone. Please pay attention to all signs, and drive, walk or bike carefully through the area.