It’s that time of year when we see a flurry of resurfacing, repair and construction work on our area’s roads. Perhaps no local jurisdiction is seeing more roadwork than Montgomery County, with dozens of projects that will impact travel this week and, in some cases, the rest of the summer.
You will be hard-pressed to drive anywhere in Montgomery County without encountering traffic cones. Much of the work is being carried out on major thoroughfares by the Maryland State Highway Administration, but there are also smaller projects on arterial county roads.
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation has listed a whopping 29 lane closures happening this week, including 10 on Wisconsin Avenue alone. Some of this is the result of $6.7 million worth of road resurfacing projects happening now through 2019.
Thankfully, much of this roadwork is happening overnight. But there will be daytime disruptions that could create headaches, especially while commuters are already enduring disruptions related to Metro trackwork.
Here are the most noticeable roadwork projects happening this week in Montgomery County:
- Bridge joint repairs at the Inner Loop of I-495 at MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue) - Single, double and triple lane closures Sunday nights through Friday mornings between 9:00 p.m. until 5 a.m. through the end of August.
- Interchange ramp resurfacing at Eastbound Montrose Road ramp to northbound I-270 – Ramp closure and detour Sunday nights through Friday mornings between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
- WSSC water line replacement project - US 29 (Colesville Road) between I-495 (Capital Beltway) and MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) - Single and double lane closures Mondays through Fridays between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sundays through Friday mornings between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Single lane closures Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Other notable projects include:
- Ongoing, intermittent lane closures on Rockville Pike related to the Crossing Project at the National Institutes of Health.
- Replacement of the Park Valley Road Bridge over Sligo Creek.
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