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Weekly Town Updates -- January 3, 2020

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Utility Work Update

Next week, Washington Gas will continue work on Woodbine Street, Leland Street, and Oak Lane.  



Movie Night for Grown Ups -- The Biggest Little Farm

Friday, January 10, 7 p.m., Town Hall

The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of two dreamers and their dog as they trade city living for 200 acres to embark on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.  This movie has a Rotten Tomato viewer rating 96%. 

Stay after the movie and participate in an interactive discussion led by members of the Climate & Environment Committee about the Town’s new Lee Dennison Sustainable Garden.  This event is brought to you by both the Community Relations and the Climate & Environment Committees.  Savory snacks and wine will be served. 

Come at 7 p.m. to mingle and munch.  Movie will start at 7:30 p.m. RSVP to townoffice@townofchevychase.org. 


 
Leaf Collection

Leaf vacuuming has ended.  Going forward, leaves should be placed in paper bags or placed in reusable containers for regular yard trash recycling collection on Mondays.



Christmas Tree Recycling

The Town offers curbside pickup of Christmas trees. All wire, ornaments and tinsel must be removed. Please place the tree at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday for regular yard waste collection.



Winter Clothing Drive

November 1 to February 29

Feeling the cold?  So are the men, women, and children who depend on Interfaith Works Clothing Center (IWCC)  to keep them warm.  IWCC provides free clothing to 13,000 income-qualified residents each year, including nearly 6,000 children.  Please donate clean, gently-used or never used warm coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, sweaters, pants, and socks to those in need.  Clothing boxes for your donations are located in the Town Hall (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and in the Lawton Community Center (Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.).  This drive is coordinated by your Community Relations Committee.



Important Phone Numbers

Below is a list of phone numbers that may be helpful while the Town Office is closed.  In case of emergencies, always call 911. 


Montgomery County Police 
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-279-8000

Bethesda - Chevy Chase Rescue Squad - 301-652-0077

Chevy Chase Fire Department
(Opposite Columbia Country Club) - 240-773-4707

Bethesda Fire Dept
(Wisconsin Ave and Bradley Blvd) - 240-773-4706

National Capital Poison Center
(George Washington University Hospital) - 800-222-1222

Utilities

Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)


Emergency-Live wires down, power failure - 877-737-2662

Customer Service - 202-833-7500

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

 
Emergency - 301-206-4002

Complaints, Leaks, Information - 301-206-4001

Washington Gas
 
Emergency - 703-750-1400

Information & Customer Service - 703-750-1000

Comcast -
800-934-6489

Verizon -
800-837-4966



January Purple Line Construction Updates

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 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.  Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur. 

Night Work/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. 

Pile Driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail:   Crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail east of Connecticut Avenue between Newdale Road and Chevy Chase Lake Drive.  Pile driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Pile Driving at Rock Creek Bridge:  Crews will be pile driving at the Georgetown Branch Trail between Jones Mill Road and the Lyttonsville Place Bridge.  Pile driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. 

Rock Creek Trail Closure:  Crews will close the Rock Creek Trail between Rays Meadow Park and Susanna Lane access points for approximately three weeks.  Electronic message boards will be place along the trail in advance of this closure to alert pedestrians.  The detour can be viewed here:  https://rebrand.ly/vqtvs5. 

Traffic Shift on Jones Mill Road:  Traffic has shifted onto the southbound 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.

Weekend Work at Bethesda Work Zone (Elm Street):  Crews will be working at the Bethesda Work Zone on Elm Street.  Work will take place in two shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.

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 and Lane Closures on East-West Highway: 
 Temporary lane closures will occur on East-West Highway between Connecticut Avenue and Montgomery Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.  

Weekend Work on the Georgetown Branch Trail:  Crews will be working along the Georgetown Branch Trail from the Wisconsin Avenue to Connecticut Avenue.  Work will take place on weekdays and weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 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:

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Utility Work Update
Next week, Washington Gas will continue work on Woodbine Street, Leland Street, and Oak Lane.

Movie Night for Grown Ups -- The Biggest Little Farm
Friday, January 10, 7 p.m., Town Hall
The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of two dreamers and their dog as they trade city living for 200 acres to embark on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. This movie has a Rotten Tomato viewer rating 96%.
Stay after the movie and participate in an interactive discussion led by members of the Climate & Environment Committee about the Town’s new Lee Dennison Sustainable Garden. This event is brought to you by both the Community Relations and the Climate & Environment Committees. Savory snacks and wine will be served.
Come at 7 p.m. to mingle and munch. Movie will start at 7:30 p.m. RSVP to townoffice@townofchevychase.org.

Leaf Collection
Leaf vacuuming has ended. Going forward, leaves should be placed in paper bags or placed in reusable containers for regular yard trash recycling collection on Mondays.

Christmas Tree Recycling
The Town offers curbside pickup of Christmas trees. All wire, ornaments and tinsel must be removed. Please place the tree at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday for regular yard waste collection.

Winter Clothing Drive
November 1 to February 29
Feeling the cold? So are the men, women, and children who depend on Interfaith Works Clothing Center (IWCC) to keep them warm. IWCC provides free clothing to 13,000 income-qualified residents each year, including nearly 6,000 children. Please donate clean, gently-used or never used warm coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, sweaters, pants, and socks to those in need. Clothing boxes for your donations are located in the Town Hall (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and in the Lawton Community Center (Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.). This drive is coordinated by your Community Relations Committee.

Important Phone Numbers
Below is a list of phone numbers that may be helpful while the Town Office is closed. In case of emergencies, always call 911.
Montgomery County Police
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-279-8000

Bethesda - Chevy Chase Rescue Squad - 301-652-0077

Chevy Chase Fire Department
(Opposite Columbia Country Club) - 240-773-4707

Bethesda Fire Dep
(Wisconsin Ave and Bradley Blvd) - 240-773-4706

National Capital Poison Center
(George Washington University Hospital) - 800-222-1222

Utilities
Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
Emergency-Live wires down, power failure - 877-737-2662
Customer Service - 202-833-7500

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Emergency - 301-206-4002
Complaints, Leaks, Information - 301-206-4001

Washington Gas
Emergency - 703-750-1400
Information & Customer Service - 703-750-1000

Comcast - 800-934-6489
Verizon - 800-837-4966

January Purple Line Construction Updates
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 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.

Night Work/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.

Pile Driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail: Crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail east of Connecticut Avenue between Newdale Road and Chevy Chase Lake Drive. Pile driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Pile Driving at Rock Creek Bridge: Crews will be pile driving at the Georgetown Branch Trail between Jones Mill Road and the Lyttonsville Place Bridge. Pile driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Rock Creek Trail Closure: Crews will close the Rock Creek Trail between Rays Meadow Park and Susanna Lane access points for approximately three weeks. Electronic message boards will be place along the trail in advance of this closure to alert pedestrians. The detour can be viewed here: https://rebrand.ly/vqtvs5.

Traffic Shift on Jones Mill Road: Traffic has shifted onto the southbound 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.

Weekend Work at Bethesda Work Zone (Elm Street): Crews will be working at the Bethesda Work Zone on Elm Street. Work will take place in two shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.

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 and Lane Closures on East-West Highway: Temporary lane closures will occur on East-West Highway between Connecticut Avenue and Montgomery Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.

Weekend Work on the Georgetown Branch Trail: Crews will be working along the Georgetown Branch Trail from the Wisconsin Avenue to Connecticut Avenue. Work will take place on weekdays and weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 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's 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.