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Weekly Town Updates -- May 17, 2019

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Street Paving to Continue Next Week

The Town’s paving contractor is scheduled to continue street repaving next week.  A tentative schedule is below.  Each day, the Town will update the work schedule via the Town’s email notification system and on the Town website, as weather and other factors can cause unforeseen delays.    

During the work, the streets will be closed and vehicular access to and from homes where the paving work is being done will be restricted during the day.  The streets will be reopened each night.  Please follow all traffic controls and “No Parking” signs that are posted.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this inconvenient, but necessary, work.   

Tentative Paving Schedule – Week of May 20

Monday 5/20
•  Final paving of Leland Street from Oakridge Avenue to East Avenue 
•  Final paving of Thornapple Street from Oakridge Avenue to dead end
•  Remove top layer of asphalt from Thornapple Street between Connecticut Avenue and Meadow Lane 

Tuesday 5/21:
•  Reinstall speed humps on Leland Street between Oakridge Avenue and East Avenue
•  Make base repairs on Thornapple Street from Oakridge Avenue to dead end 
•  Remove top layer of asphalt and make base repairs on Underwood Street between Connecticut Avenue and Meadow Lane 

Wednesday 5/22:
•  Final paving of Thornapple Street and Underwood Street between Connecticut Avenue and Meadow Lane 

Thursday 5/23:
•  Remove top layer of asphalt and make base repairs to 45th Street
•  Remove top layer of asphalt and make base repairs to 46th Street between Elm Street and Willow Lane

Friday 5/24:
•  Final paving of 45th Street (entire length) and 46th Street between Elm Street and Willow Lane

Please click here for more information and a map of the work.  Please contact the Town Office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144 with any questions. 




   Conversations with Councilmembers

You are invited to join Councilmember Cecily Baskir for informal conversations about the Town and issues affecting it.  Cecily will be at Panera Bread (7201 Wisconsin Avenue) on Monday, May 20 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Please check the Town website for any changes or future dates.  And always feel free to reach out to any member of the Town Council by email any time you have questions or thoughts to share. 



  Overgrown Vegetation

As plantings sprout new growth this spring, residents are reminded to trim back vegetation that obscures sightlines at intersections or is growing over a sidewalk or street in a way that could interfere with pedestrian or vehicular safety. Thank you in advance.



 Please Clean Up After Your Pet

The Town office has received numerous complaints about dog waste being left on the grounds of Chevy Chase Elementary School and on other public areas in Town. The Town has installed numerous dog waste stations in Town, including three around the elementary school.  Leaving dog waste on school grounds is unlawful and poses a health hazard to children and others who use the school’s outdoor recreational facilities. We appreciate your cooperation in addressing this issue.



  Wisconsin Avenue Road Closure Notice

Beginning at 1 a.m.,  on Sunday, May 19, a crane will be placed in the roadway for work on the project at 7272 Wisconsin Avenue.  The work will close the southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue between Hampden Lane and Bethesda Avenue.  The work should be completed, and all lanes of traffic reopened, no later than 10 a.m.

During the closure, Wisconsin Avenue will be detoured down Hampden Lane to Woodmont Avenue to Bethesda Avenue and back to Wisconsin Avenue.  Waverly Street and Elm Street on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue will be detoured northbound to Old Georgetown Road to Woodmont Avenue to Bethesda Avenue back to Wisconsin Avenue.  Pedestrians are directed to the safest crosswalks at Waverly Street on the north end and Willow Lane on the south end of the work zone.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brendan Burns at 301-351-0484 or Brendan@metropermit.com.



Purple Line Construction Updates

Blasting at Bethesda/Elm Street Work Zone:  During the month of May, blasting will occur at the Bethesda Shaft location between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to 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. 

Night Work/Lane Closure on Connecticut Avenue:  During the month of May, 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 May 13, 2019, traffic will be shifted onto the northbound side of Jones Mill Road for phase one of the traffic change.  Crews will be excavating and installing the arch for the future underpass.  Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.

Weekend Work at Columbia Country Club:  During the month of May, 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):  During the month of May, 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 May, 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 Lane Closure on Jones Mill Road and Jones Bridge Road:  During the month of May, 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. and 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. 

Weekend Work on the Rock Creek Trail: During the month of May, crews will be performing grading and test pitting operations at Rock Creek Park on weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on an as-needed basis.


Upcoming Meetings & Events:

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Street Paving to Continue Next Week
The Town’s paving contractor is scheduled to continue street repaving next week. A tentative schedule is below. Each day, the Town will update the work schedule via the Town’s email notification system and on the Town website, as weather and other factors can cause unforeseen delays.
During the work, the streets will be closed and vehicular access to and from homes where the paving work is being done will be restricted during the day. The streets will be reopened each night. Please follow all traffic controls and “No Parking” signs that are posted. Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this inconvenient, but necessary, work.
Tentative Paving Schedule – Week of May 20
Monday 5/20
• Final paving of Leland Street from Oakridge Avenue to East Avenue
• Final paving of Thornapple Street from Oakridge Avenue to dead end
• Remove top layer of asphalt from Thornapple Street between Connecticut Avenue and Meadow Lane
Tuesday 5/21:
Reinstall speed humps on Leland Street between Oakridge Avenue and East Avenue
• Make base repairs on Thornapple Street from Oakridge Avenue to dead end
• Remove top layer of asphalt and make base repairs on Underwood Street between Connecticut Avenue and Meadow Lane
Wednesday 5/22:
• Final paving of Thornapple Street and Underwood Street between Connecticut Avenue and Meadow Lane
Thursday 5/23:
• Remove top layer of asphalt and make base repairs to 45th Street
• Remove top layer of asphalt and make base repairs to 46th Street between Elm Street and Willow Lane
Friday 5/24:
• Final paving of 45th Street (entire length) and 46th Street between Elm Street and Willow Lane
Please visit the Town website for more information and a map of the work. Please contact the Town Office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144 with any questions.

Conversations with Councilmembers
You are invited to join Councilmember Cecily Baskir for informal conversations about the Town and issues affecting it. Cecily will be at Panera Bread (7201 Wisconsin Avenue) on Monday, May 20 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Please check the Town website for any changes or future dates. And always feel free to reach out to any member of the Town Council by email any time you have questions or thoughts to share.

Overgrown Vegetation
As plantings sprout new growth this spring, residents are reminded to trim back vegetation that obscures sightlines at intersections or is growing over a sidewalk or street in a way that could interfere with pedestrian or vehicular safety. Thank you in advance.

Please Clean Up After Your Pet
The Town office has received numerous complaints about dog waste being left on the grounds of Chevy Chase Elementary School and on other public areas in Town. The Town has installed numerous dog waste stations in Town, including three around the elementary school. Leaving dog waste on school grounds is unlawful and poses a health hazard to children and others who use the school’s outdoor recreational facilities. We appreciate your cooperation in addressing this issue.

Wisconsin Avenue Road Closure Notice
Beginning at 1 a.m., on Sunday, May 19, a crane will be placed in the roadway for work on the project at 7272 Wisconsin Avenue. The work will close the southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue between Hampden Lane and Bethesda Avenue. The work should be completed, and all lanes of traffic reopened, no later than 10 a.m.
During the closure, Wisconsin Avenue will be detoured down Hampden Lane to Woodmont Avenue to Bethesda Avenue and back to Wisconsin Avenue. Waverly Street and Elm Street on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue will be detoured northbound to Old Georgetown Road to Woodmont Avenue to Bethesda Avenue back to Wisconsin Avenue. Pedestrians are directed to the safest crosswalks at Waverly Street on the north end and Willow Lane on the south end of the work zone.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brendan Burns at 301-351-0484 or Brendan@metropermit.com.

Purple Line Construction Updates
Blasting at Bethesda/Elm Street Work Zone: During the month of May, blasting will occur at the Bethesda Shaft location between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to 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.
Night Work/Lane Closure on Connecticut Avenue: During the month of May, 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 May 13, 2019, traffic will be shifted onto the northbound side of Jones Mill Road for phase one of the traffic change. Crews will be excavating and installing the arch for the future underpass. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work at Columbia Country Club: During the month of May, 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): During the month of May, 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 May, 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 Lane Closure on Jones Mill Road and Jones Bridge Road: During the month of May, 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. and 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekend Work on the Rock Creek Trail: During the month of May, crews will be
performing grading and test pitting operations at Rock Creek Park on weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on an as-needed basis.

Upcoming Meetings & Events:
Please visit the Town website to view the Town calendar.

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Weekly Town Updates are now available. Contact the Town Office at 301 -654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org for more information.