Medical Center Metro Escalator Replacement
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is beginning a major capital improvement project to replace the three escalators at the Medical Center Metrorail station. The current escalators have exceeded their useful life and will be replaced with new, reliable and durable escalators. Metro's contractor, KONE, will install the new escalators as part of Metro's ongoing project to replace 128 escalators across the Metrorail system. The project is expected to take about 2.5 years, as most of the work will be conducted while the station is closed. During construction, one escalator at a time will be replaced, leaving access to the remaining two escalators. For more information and the full article, click here.
MCDOT to Close Lanes on Rockville Pike Near Medical Center Metro Station During Off-Peak Hours April 5-7 and April 9-12, 2017.
Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation will close single lanes of Northbound MD 355 (Rockville Pike) between Jones Bridge Road and South Wood Drive near the Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda from Wednesday, April 5 through Friday, April 7, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Additionally, MCDOT has annoucned a series of overnight dual lane closures of Rockville Pike between Jones Bridge/Woodmont Avenue and Wilson Drive near the Medical Center Metro Station during the week of Sunday, April 9 through Wednesday, April 12, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM. For more information on both lane closures, click here.
Construction Complete at MD 355 and Cedar Lane Intersection
Construction on the $16.1 million Brac-related intersection improvement project on MD 355 (Rockville Pike) and Cedar Lane has been completed. The intersection improvement is expected to ease congestion and improve access to jobs, businesses, federal agencies and schools in the surrounding area. To view the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration news release, click here.
Multimodal Crossing Project Beginning February 2017
The Crossing Project will begin construction in February 2017 and end mid-2020 and includes the construction of a pedestrian underpass (beneath Rockville Pike) from NIH to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), deep elevators to the Metrorail mezzanine on the east side of Rockville Pike and improvements at the Rockville Pike and Jones Bridge Road intersection. Click here to view the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Project Construction Notice or here to view the noise waiver certificate from the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP).
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Crews Take First Steps on Tunnel Project To Link NIH, Walter Reed
New Traffic Pattern will Ease Congestion on MD 355 in Bethesda
On Friday, September 30, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will activate an upgraded traffic signal at the MD 355 (Rockville Pike) / Jones Bridge Road intersection in Montgomery County. The signal will provide a double-left turn movement from southbound MD 355 to eastbound Jones Bridge Road during the afternoon weekday rush hour only (between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.). For more information, click here.
MCDOT Awards Contract for Pedestrian Crossing and High Speed Elevators at Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda
Clark Construction Group will be the prime contractor for a BRAC-related design/build project to construct a pedestrian access route under Maryland Route 355 and high-speed elevators that link the Metrorail mezzanine at the Medical Center Station in Bethesda with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The project also includes improvements to the intersection of Rockville Pike at Jones Bridge Road. For more information, click here .