MD 355 Crossing Project Update: WEDNESDAY August 9 is next Controlled Blast near NSAB/Walter Reed/NIH

CONTROLLED BLAST:

Weather permitting, WEDNESDAY, August 9, between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM, is the next scheduled controlled blast for the MD 355 Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda near NSAB, Walter Reed and NIH.

There will be a single explosive blast. Alarm horns will sound five minutes prior to the blast and traffic will be halted on Rockville Pike between Jones Bridge Road and South Wood Drive (Navy Gate #2) for approximately 10 minutes. It is anticipated that very minimal vibrations will be felt, and the alarm horns will be heard only by people in the immediate vicinity.

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 mid-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.