Utility Work Update
Next week, Washington Gas will continue to install the new gas main on Chatham Road and Meadow Lane. The contractor also will continue to make house service connections on Lynn Drive. Disconnection work will continue on Wisconsin Avenue, Leland Street, and East Avenue.
On Tuesday, August 20 (weather permitting), WSSC will be relining a sewer on Maple Avenue between Bradley Lane and Rosemary Street. The intersection of Bradley Lane and Maple Avenue will be closed. The intersection of Maple Avenue and Rosemary Street will be open for local traffic only.
Please contact the Town Office at 301-654-7144 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the proposed work.
Play Date in the Park
Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m., Leland Park
Calling All Rising K thru 2nd Grade Children and Parents for a Play Date in the Park -- Gather together on Sunday, August 25 at 10 a.m. in Leland Park for light breakfast fare, coffee and juice to reduce first-day-of-school jitters. Rising kindergartners will get a chance to meet other neighborhood primary school-aged children before the start of the school year. New parents will have a chance to connect with “veteran” parents, ask questions and learn about what to expect as their child celebrates this special milestone. Parents are welcome to bring all their children, not just the “rising” ones! Please RSVP by August 23 to the Town Office at email@example.com or 301-654-7144.
Town's Second Acoustic Music Jam
Thursday, September 19, 7 p.m., Town Hall
The Town has many musicians and singers who are being invited to join an Acoustic Music Jam (no electric, no percussion) that will include bluegrass music as well as folk, traditional, and blues. Music jams are gatherings of musicians & singers who play, sing and share songs in a structured but informal setting. Playing in a group setting always helps a musician to stay sharp, and fledgling musicians or singers can test out their chops and gain skill and confidence in leading a song. Town residents who want to play, and those who want to listen, are all welcome. Wine, beer, and snacks will be served.
Musicians and singers, please contact Jim Mich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-922-3642. If you want to come to enjoy the music, please RSVP to email@example.com or 301-654-7144.
Street Paving Scheduled
The Town's street paving contractor is expected to begin resurfacing streets in the southwest quadrant of the Town on Monday, August 26. The contractor will begin by repaving West Avenue from Bradley Lane to Ridge Street and Walsh Street between East Avenue and 46th Street.
Special Announcement About Glass Recycling
Effective immediately, the Town's recycling contractor NO LONGER ACCEPTS GLASS because it breaks during transport contaminating other materials and causing machinery damage. In addition, the worldwide market for recycled glass has dropped precipitously, making it uneconomical for many communities to continue accepting glass in single stream recycling programs.
However, if you do not want your glass waste to end up in the incinerator, the Montgomery County Transfer Station on Rockville Pike (16101 Frederick Rd., Gaithersburg) accepts CLEAN GLASS (clear, green and brown bottles and jars only). Or you may be able to take it to an office, store, place of worship, or another place where glass still is recycled. The Town is looking for a better, long-term solution to this issue, and we will keep you posted.
Wisconsin Avenue Southbound Lane Closure
Next Sunday, August 25, the southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue will be closed for crane placement.
Beginning at 1 a.m., the southbound lanes near 7272 Wisconsin Avenue will be closed. The work should be completed by 8 a.m.
Traffic will be detoured down Hampden Lane to Woodmont Avenue to Bethesda Avenue back to Wisconsin Avenue. Waverly Street and Elm Street on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue will be detoured to Old Georgetown Road to Woodmont Avenue to Bethesda Avenue to Wisconsin Avenue.
August Purple Line Construction Updates
Lane Closure on Chevy Chase Lake Drive: The westbound lane of Chevy Chase Lake Drive at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue will be partially closed for utility work. Work will take place weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.
Lane Closure on Wisconsin Avenue: Crews will be pouring concrete for the walls of the Bethesda Shaft. Southbound lanes along Wisconsin Avenue between Montgomery Lane and Bethesda Avenue will experience temporary closures. Work will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Night Work/Lane Closure on Connecticut Avenue: 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. to 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.
Traffic Shift on Jones Mill Road: Beginning on or about August 22, traffic will be shifted onto the northbound side of Jones Mill Road for phase one of this traffic change. Crews will be excavating and installing the arch for the future underpass. Work will take places from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekday Work on the Georgetown Branch Trail between the Rock Creek Bridge and the Lyttonsville Place Bridge: Crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail at Rock Creek Park. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays for approximately two weeks.
Weekend Work at Columbia Country Club: Crews will continue work at the Columbia Country Club 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work at Bethesda Work Zone (Elm Street): 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: Temporary lane closures will occur on East-West Highway from Sleaford Road to Montgomery Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work and Several Lane Closures on Jones Mill Road and Jones Bridge Road: Temporary lane closures will occur on Jones Bridge Road between Altimont Lane and Jones Mill Road. As well as on, Jones Mill Road between Flushing Meadow Terrace and Coquelin Terrace between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work on the Georgetown Branch Trail between Sleaford Road and East West Highway: Crews will be relocating utilities along the Georgetown Branch Trail from Sleaford Road access point to East-West Highway. Work will take place weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work on the Rock Creek Trail: Crews will be working near Rock Creek Park bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary trail closures will occur.
Upcoming Meetings & Events:
Visit the Town Website to view the Town calendar.