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Next week, Washington Gas will continue working on East West Highway. Washington Gas also will continue to make scheduled house service connections.
Town Cook Off-- Soup's On!Sunday, March 22, 4 p.m., Town Hall
Town cooks – get your best soup recipes ready!
The judges for this year’s soup cooking contest are Town residents - Libby & Chris Hughes, the owners of the Irish Inn at Glen Echo – and they are bringing the Chef as the 3rd Judge!
All three prizes for the best soups will be gift certificates to the Irish Inn - to enjoy a meal, or drink some Guinness, or listen to some great music. Explore their menu and events at irishinnglenecho.com.
To RSVP as a chef or an attendee, contact the Town at 301-654-7144 or firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] . Chefs will be given additional instructions when they RSVP.
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/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 Rock Creek Bridge. Pile driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays for approximately eight weeks. The work zone can be viewed here .
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
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
Emergency - 703-750-1400
Information & Customer Service - 703-750-1000
Comcast - 800-934-6489
Verizon - 800-837-4966
Upcoming Meetings & Events:
Visit the Town website to view the Town calendar