Beginning August 6 at 10 a.m. (weather permitting), the State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin daytime closures of the right turn lane on westbound West Cedar Lane at MD 187 (Old Georgetown Road) in Bethesda for sidewalk construction. During the day, drivers will be required to use one lane to turn left, right or to continue straight through the intersection. The right turn lane will reopen no later than 4 p.m. each weekday. Construction completion is expected by late fall 2015.
Starting August 1, the Office of Research Facilities will
commence construction to rebuild a manhole and utility vault in the access road
off of Memorial Drive used to enter the employee parking in Lot 4A. This is the
employee portion of the lot next to visitor parking between Buildings 1, 2 and
The access road, just south of Building 4, will be closed
from August 1 to December 30, 2015. Employees -- including handicap, vanpool,
carpool, reserved and general parking -- will still be able to access the lot
through a temporary road off of Memorial Drive in the northwest corner of Lot
1B, behind Building 1. This temporary access will necessitate the removal of
four general parking spaces from Lot 1B until construction is complete.
For a map of all employee entrances and exits,
please visit: http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/maps/Pages/Employee-Access-Map.aspx.
Beginning Sunday night, June 14
and continuing each night through at least Thursday, June 18, two lanes of Old
Georgetown Road (MD 187) will be closed in both directions from 9 pm to 5
am. These lane closures are necessary to install underground conduit for new
traffic signals. In addition, State Highway Administration (SHA) construction
crews may also need to close a single lane of northbound traffic from 7
am to 3 pm and/or southbound from 10 am to 8 pm. SHA also warns that the
construction could potentially be loud and disruptive. Although the lane
closures should be short term in duration, depending on weather, there could be
ongoing construction in this area until late summer 2016.
Lincoln Street Closure
On or about Wednesday, July 1,
Lincoln Street (across from NIH’s Lincoln Drive at Old Georgetown Road) will
permanently close due to construction of a new entrance to Suburban Hospital
(See: http://suburbanfuture.org/#closer-look ).
Sidewalk Along Westbound Cedar Lane Temporarily Closed at Night for Storm Drain Installation
On Sunday night, May 3 at 9 p.m. night work will begin to install new storm drains. The sidewalk on the north side of Cedar Lane, across from Stone Ridge School, will be closed nightly for approximately two weeks. Night work will occur between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. This construction is a part of the MD 355/Cedar Lane intersection improvements.
MD 187 Intersection Reconstruction Project
There will be temporary road closures on MD 187 due to leveling, resurfacing and other construction adjustments. Northbound will be reduced to one lane, weekdays from 7 am to 3 pm and two lanes, overnight Sunday through Thursday, 9 pm to 7 am. Southbound will be reduced to one lane, weekdays from 10 am to 8 pm and two lanes, overnight Sunday through Thursday, 8 pm to 6 am. For more information on the MD 187 reconstruction project, click here
No Left Turn from Northbound MD 355 to West Cedar Lane
On Sunday night, March 15 at 7 p.m. (weather permitting), crews will shift traffic lanes on MD 355 (Rockville Pike) to form a new traffic pattern at the West Cedar Lane intersection. Traffic on MD 355 between North Drive and Locust Hill Road will shift to the west side of the road where MD 355 was recently widened and a left turn from northbound MD 355 to West Cedar Lane will not be permitted. This restriction will be in place until late 2016. Click here to view the full press release on the SHA website. For more information about the Rockville Pike and Cedar Lane project click here
North Drive Entrance Closure Effective 1/4/2015
The North Drive Entrance will be closed, to both pedestrians and motorists, January 4 to September 30, 2015 due to a bridge replacement project. To help ease the flow of traffic during morning rush hours (6 am - 10 am), drivers will be allowed to make a right hand turn onto East Drive from the Wilson Drive Entrance. Click here for a detailed drawing of the closure and the flow of traffic. For more information about alternative routes to enter and exit campus, please visit: http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/NewBridgeConstruction.
RideOn Bus Detour for EAST-BOUND Route 34
Due to ongoing construction at Rockville Pike and Cedar Lane, the East-Bound RideOn Bus 34 (to Wheaton) is continuing to use the detour route that was established during the summer closure of Cedar Lane. The West-Bound Route 34 along Cedar Lane (to Friendship Heights) has been restored. Click here for a map of the detour route.
Emergency Paving on Connecticut Avenue
Emergency Paving on Connecticut Avenue has been authorized by the SHA and will affect rush hour traffic in both mornings and evenings. Paving is expected to be completed by this weekend (weather permitting). Click here for more information.
Section of Cedar Lane, East of Rockville Pike, Reopens
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), reopened the section of Cedar Lane, east of Rockville Pike (Maryland 355), for vehicular traffic this morning, Monday August 4th. This section of Cedar Lane, from Elmhirst Parkway to Rockville Pike, was previously closed as part of a BRAC intersection improvement project.
While the road is now open, the area is still an active construction zone and pedestrians and bicyclists may still encounter sidewalk closures through late 2014. For the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and construction personnel, motorists are asked to continue to reduce speed limits while driving through this area.
Part of Cedar Lane to Close
On Friday, June 6, the State Highway Administration (SHA) must close a 1000-foot section of Cedar Lane
between Elmhirst Parkway and MD 355 (Rockville Pike) in Bethesda, Montgomery County. While closed to motorists, it will remain open
to cyclists and pedestrians. Weather permitting, this section is expected to reopen no later than Friday, August 22. For more information click here visit the Maryland SHA Project site for Rockville Pike and Cedar Lane.