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Weekly Town Updates -- February 28, 2020

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Utility Work Update

Next week, Washington Gas will continue working on East West Highway.  Washington Gas also will continue to make scheduled house service connections. 



Mad Science Event for Families
Friday, March 6, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall 

Please join the Community Relations Committee for our last family event of the winter, as Mad Science presents "Spectacular Science: Fire and Ice."  At this interactive, entertaining, and educational show, children will be dazzled as they learn about the science behind magic with a disappearing water trick, exciting fire reactions, foggy dry ice clouds, and more. 

Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the 45-minute show will begin at 6 p.m.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Please RSVP to 301-654-7144 or  townoffice@townofchevychase.org as space is limited for this popular event.



Town Cook Off-- Soup's On!

Sunday, March 22, 4 p.m., Town Hall 

This year at our annual cooking contest, we are revisiting one of our most popular past foods – SOUP!  Two judges and the best soup chefs of the Town will meet at our second soup challenge.  Soups will be tasted and judged, and prizes will be given! Cooks – get your best soup recipes ready. 

To RSVP as a chef or an attendee, contact the Town at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org.  Chefs will be given additional instructions when they RSVP.



Town Considers Moving Sculpture to Sustainable Garden

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) has given the Town preliminary approval to relocate the Girl with Hoop sculpture in Elm Street Park to the new sustainable garden in Zimmerman Park.  The Town Council believes that this artwork, sculpted by late Town resident Jenny Read, could make a nice addition to the garden and would serve as a fitting tribute to late Town resident Lee Dennison, whose bequest funded the garden.  However, before making a final decision, the Council would like to hear from the community about the proposed relocation.  If the relocation occurs, the sculpture would be on loan to the Town for automatically renewable one-year periods.  

If you would like to comment on the proposed relocation, please contact the Town of Chevy Chase at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org by April 15.  The Town Council will review all public comments and determine whether to proceed with the relocation. The Town also will provide all comments to both the AHCMC and the Montgomery County Parks Department for review.



Glass Recycling at the Lawton Center

Since Town residents may no longer put glass in their single-stream recycling carts, the Town has set up a central collection point for glass at the Lawton Center.  Residents can drop off clean glass into the green recycling carts, marked “Glass Bottles and Jars Only,” in the loading area behind the Lawton Center. The loading area is accessible from 44th Street near the intersection of Elm Street.  Residents are reminded to continue using your recycling cart to dispose of all recyclable materials except glass.  



Please Obey County Leash Laws

The Town office has received calls from residents complaining that dog owners do not observe the County's leash law.  Please remember that your dog should always be on a leash when not in a fenced portion of your yard.  Even generally well-behaved dogs off leash can be threatening to pedestrians and other dogs on leash.  Please observe this law so that everyone can enjoy walks through the Town with or without their dogs 



March Purple Line Construction Updates

Night Work on Georgetown Branch Trail:  Crews will be working along the Georgetown Branch Trail between Sleaford Road and East West Highway for utility relocation.  Work will occur for approximately three weeks in two shifts, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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. 



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




Upcoming Meetings & Events:

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Utility Work Update

Next week, Washington Gas will be working on East West Highway. Washington Gas will continue to make scheduled house service connections.


Mad Science Event for Families
Friday, March 6, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall

Please join the Community Relations Committee for our last family event of the winter, as Mad Science presents "Spectacular Science: Fire and Ice." At this interactive, entertaining, and educational show, children will be dazzled as they learn about the science behind magic with a disappearing water trick, exciting fire reactions, foggy dry ice clouds, and more.

Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the 45-minute show will begin at 6 p.m. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please RSVP to 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org as space is limited for this popular event.


Town Cook Off-- Soup's On!
Sunday, March 22, 4 p.m., Town Hall

This year at our annual cooking contest, we are revisiting one of our most popular past foods – SOUP! Two judges and the best soup chefs of the Town will meet at our second soup challenge. Soups will be tasted and judged, and prizes will be given! Cooks – get your best soup recipes ready.

To RSVP as a chef or an attendee, contact the Town at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org. Chefs will be given additional instructions when they RSVP.


Town Considers Moving Sculpture to Sustainable Garden

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) has given the Town preliminary approval to relocate the Girl with Hoop sculpture in Elm Street Park to the new sustainable garden in Zimmerman Park. The Town Council believes that this artwork, sculpted by late Town resident Jenny Read, could make a nice addition to the garden and would serve as a fitting tribute to late Town resident Lee Dennison, whose bequest funded the garden. However, before making a final decision, the Council would like to hear from the community about the proposed relocation. If the relocation occurs, the sculpture would be on loan to the Town for automatically renewable one-year periods.


If you would like to comment on the proposed relocation, please contact the Town of Chevy Chase at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org by April 15. The Town Council will review all public comments and determine whether to proceed with the relocation. The Town also will provide all comments to both the AHCMC and the Montgomery County Parks Department for review.


Glass Recycling at the Lawton Center

Since Town residents may no longer put glass in their single-stream recycling carts, the Town has set up a central collection point for glass at the Lawton Center. Residents can drop off clean glass into the green recycling carts, marked “Glass Bottles and Jars Only,” in the loading area behind the Lawton Center. The loading area is accessible from 44th Street near the intersection of Elm Street. Residents are reminded to continue using your recycling cart to dispose of all recyclable materials except glass.


Please Obey County Leash Laws

The Town office has received calls from residents complaining that dog owners do not observe the County's leash law. Please remember that your dog should always be on a leash when not in a fenced portion of your yard. Even generally well-behaved dogs off leash can be threatening to pedestrians and other dogs on leash. Please observe this law so that everyone can enjoy walks through the Town with or without their dogs


March Purple Line Construction Updates
Night Work on Georgetown Branch Trail: Crews will be working along the Georgetown Branch Trail between Sleaford Road and East West Highway for utility relocation. Work will occur for approximately three weeks in two shifts, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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.

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

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.