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SINGLE CONTROLLED BLASTS TUESDAY DEC 12 & FRIDAY DEC 15

 
Weather and work conditions permitting, the Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation (MCDOT) will conduct SINGLE CONTROLLED BLASTS beneath Rockville Pike (MD 355) near the Medical Center Metro Station, NIH, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 and FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

A warning siren will sound approximately five minutes before each blast. Another siren will sound one minute before the blast. It is anticipated that minimal blast vibrations or noise from the warning sirens may be detected by people within the immediate vicinity of the blast site.

There are no plans to halt vehicular or pedestrian traffic during the blast.

PLEASE NOTE, however, that MCDOT will prohibit entrance to the Medical Center Metro Station approximately five minutes prior to the blast, and will prohibit passage through the fare gates one minute prior to the blast, until the blast has concluded.

 
ABOUT THE CROSSING PROJECT:

This work is part of the ongoing construction of the Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station, near the Medical Center Metro Station, NIH, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Naval Support Activity Bethesda. When it is completed by the end of 2021, the Crossing Project will provide a safe and more 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 Naval Support Activity Bethesda/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on the east side of Rockville Pike to NIH and the bus/commuter transit center on the west side; and 2) Deep elevators on the Navy side of Rockville Pike to the Metrorail mezzanine.

You can see pictures of the construction and of signs for safe pedestrian/cycling detours at: http://md355crossing.com/project-resources/

 
A SAFETY REMINDER:

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

PLEASE WALK OR BIKE ONLY ON DESIGNATED CROSSWALKS, SIDEWALKS AND PATHS. DO NOT WALK OR BIKE IN THE ROAD OR IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE.

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!

Many thanks for your cooperation!


UPDATE ON CONTROLLED BLAST SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY DECEMBER 8

 
Weather and work conditions permitting, the Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation (MCDOT) will conduct a SINGLE CONTROLLED BLAST beneath Rockville Pike (MD 355) near the Medical Center Metro Station, NIH, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

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CONTROLLED BLAST SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY DEC 8th, POSTPONED FROM DEC. 7th

 
Weather and work conditions permitting, the Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation (MCDOT) will conduct a SINGLE CONTROLLED BLAST beneath Rockville Pike (MD 355) near the Medical Center Metro Station, NIH, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. MCDOT has POSTPONED a blast previously announced for Thursday, December 7.

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MD 355 Crossing Project Update: SINGLE CONTROLLED BLASTS — DECEMBER 4, 6 & 7.

 
Weather permitting, the Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation (MCDOT) will conduct SINGLE CONTROLLED BLASTS at the following times beneath Rockville Pike (MD 355) near the Medical Center Metro Station, NIH, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Naval Support Activity Bethesda:

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