MD 355 Crossing Project Update: CONTROLLED BLAST NOV. 16 / LANE CLOSURES DAYTIME THURSDAY & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 & 17

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Weather permitting, the Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation (MCDOT) will CONDUCT A CONTROLLED BLAST AND CLOSE ONE NORTHBOUND LANE OF ROCKVILLE PIKE (MD 355) between Woodmont Avenue and Wilson Drive, near the Medical Center Metro Station, NIH, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Naval Support Activity Bethesda.

A controlled blast is planned for Thursday, November 16, between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic won’t be affected, with the exception of the planned lane closure described below.

A SINGLE NORTHBOUND lane of Rockville Pike will be CLOSED the following hours:

  • 9:00 AM thru 3:00 PM, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16.
  • 9:00 AM thru 3:00 PM, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17.

ABOUT THE CROSSING PROJECT:

This work is part of the ongoing construction of the Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station. 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} wants to remind 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!