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Help Us Build A Centennial Time Capsule!In honor of the Town's Centennial, we are creating a Time Capsule and need your help. The Town Centennial Committee will have a box at the Town Hall to collect potential Time Capsule items and ideas. Drop off photos, stories, newspaper articles, etc., that reflect the spirit of the present day. Make sure to include your name, phone number, or email address. Questions? Call 301-654-7144 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montgomery County Dog Park SurveyMontgomery County Parks is conducting a Dog Park Site Suitability Study that will be used to help guide future park design decisions. The study considers some 50 parks in the County, and includes a resident survey asking people which locations they would prefer for a future dog park site. The study includes two parks near to the Town -- Elm Street Park and Norwood Park. If you would like to express an opinion pro or con about the idea of locating a dog park in those locations or other locations in the County, you can do so through this link. Make sure to scroll down to topic 345 Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Area to vote on parks near the Town.
MDOT SHA to Hold Workshops on Alternatives for I-495 & I-270 to Ease Traffic CongestionMDOT SHA will be holding public workshops to present the seven recommended alternatives to the existing roadway conditions. The workshops will include information displays, handouts, a presentation and the opportunity for written comments. We encourage residents to attend and participate in these workshops.The workshops are offered during the week at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. They also will be offered on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. based on popular demand from previous sessions. The two closest workshops will be held in Bethesda at Thomas Pyle Middle School on Saturday, April 13 and in Silver Spring at Eastern Middle School on Wednesday, April 24, in addition to four other locations. You can sign up for one of the workshops here.
Town Council Election 2019Visit the Town Website for more information about the 2019 Town Council Election.
Purple Line Construction UpdatesBlasting at Bethesda/Elm Street Work Zone: During the month of April, blasting will occur at the Bethesda Shaft location between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday. Blasting is not planned on weekends or holidays. Public notifications will be sent out 72 hours before each blast. Prior to each blast, a siren will be used as a safety precaution for workers within the work zone. Regularly scheduled work will continue 24-hours a day, seven days a week, until the project is complete.
Closure of the Rock Creek Trail for Rock Creek Bridge Excavation and Demolition: Beginning on or about April 1, a segment of the Rock Creek Park Trail will be closed in full for two weeks to facilitate excavation and demolition of the existing Rock Creek Bridge. Construction will take place weekdays from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. utilizing weekend work on an as needed basis. Following the two week closure, additional daytime closures will occur intermittently throughout the month of April. The detour and other information can be found on the website.
Night Work/Lane Closure on Connecticut Avenue: During the month of April, crews will be relocating utilities on Connecticut Avenue between Jones Bridge Road and East-West Highway. Work will occur in two shifts, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Weekend work will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.
Saturday Work at Columbia Country Club: During the month of April, crews will continue work at the Columbia Country Club 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work along the Georgetown Branch Trail: Beginning on or about April 6, 2019 crews will be working along the Georgetown Branch Trail from Wisconsin Avenue to East-West Highway for sanitary sewer clearing on weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekend Work along Wayne Avenue: Beginning on or about April 6, 2019 crews will be working along Wayne Avenue between Dartmouth Avenue and Manchester Road on weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekend Work at Bethesda Work Zone (Elm Street): During the month of April, crews will be working at the Bethesda Work Zone on Elm Street, continuing excavation efforts on weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as weekends.
Weekend Work and Lane Closures on East-West Highway: During the month of April, temporary lane closures will occur on East-West Highway from Sleaford Road to Montgomery Avenue between 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work and Lane Closure on Jones Mill Road and Jones Bridge Road: During the month of April, temporary lane closures will occur on Jones Bridge Road between Altimont Lane and Jones Mill Road , as well as Jones Mill Road between Flushing Meadow Terrace and Coquelin Terrace between 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Upcoming Meetings Events:Visit the Town Website to view the Town calendar.