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Weekly Town Updates -- March 13, 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. 



Town Events, Staff Telework Schedule, and Updates Related to COVID-19 

At its meeting on March 12, the Town Council discussed the latest developments related to the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on Town operations and events. 

In response to State and Montgomery County guidance to limit large gatherings and maintain social distancing, the Town will not host any events through the end of April.  A decision about whether to proceed with the Trash and Treasures event will be made in the next few weeks.  In addition, the Jane Lawton Recreation Center will be closed from Monday, March 16 through March 27.

Beginning March 16, Town staff will be on a telework schedule.  Residents who need to drop off materials to the Town office may do so in the mailbox located outside the front door to the Town Hall.  We will endeavor to process all permits and other applications in a timely manner.  Phone calls and email will be monitored as usual.


While the office is closed, we encourage you to visit the Town website and subscribe to the Town Crier email alert system for the latest Town news.

Below is a list of resources for residents who would like more information on coronavirus preparedness and response:



Glass Recycling Update

Effective immediately, residents may place clean glass back into their recycling carts.  The Town’s contractor recently established a glass recycling system at its processing facility, thereby enabling customers to once again include glass along with other recycled materials such as paper, plastic and cardboard.  We ask that residents ensure that all materials are clean and remain dry to prevent cross-contamination.  The Town will discontinue glass collection at the Lawton Center effective April 17.   Additional details about proper recycling practices will be communicated shortly.



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

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


Town Events, Staff Telework Schedule, and Updates Related to COVID-19

At its meeting on March 12, the Town Council discussed the latest developments related to the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on Town operations and events.

In response to State and Montgomery County guidance to limit large gatherings and maintain social distancing, the Town will not host any events through the end of April. A decision about whether to proceed with the Trash and Treasures event will be made in the next few weeks. In addition, the Jane Lawton Recreation Center will be closed from Monday, March 16 through March 27.

Beginning March 16, Town staff will be on a telework schedule. Residents who need to drop off materials to the Town office may do so in the mailbox located outside the front door to the Town Hall. We will endeavor to process all permits and other applications in a timely manner. Phone calls and email will be monitored as usual.

While the office is closed, we encourage you to visit the Town website and subscribe to the Town Crier email alert system for the latest Town news.

Below is a list of resources for residents who would like more information on coronavirus preparedness and response:
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Governor of Maryland
Centers for Disease Control
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Glass Recycling Update

Effective immediately, residents may place clean glass back into their recycling carts. The Town’s contractor recently established a glass recycling system at its processing facility, thereby enabling customers to once again include glass along with other recycled materials such as paper, plastic and cardboard. We ask that residents ensure that all materials are clean and remain dry to prevent cross-contamination. The Town will discontinue glass collection at the Lawton Center effective April 17. Additional details about proper recycling practices will be communicated shortly.


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

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:
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.