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Montgomery County Roadways to Receive Spring Cleaning

Montgomery County Roadways to Receive Spring Cleaning

From Montgomery County:

Starting the week of March 28, Montgomery County’s residential roadways will get a spring cleaning with the launch of the annual street sweeping program on  the County’s 5,000 curb miles of roads. 

Leggett Announces Formation of Transit Task Force;

Leggett Announces Formation of Transit Task Force;

Will Develop Blueprint for Countywide Rapid Transit System

 

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today announced the launch of a Transit Task Force with the mission of making a comprehensive rapid transit system a reality in Montgomery County.  The Task Force will advocate for developing and implementing a system that is consistent with state transportation objectives and complements regional transit operations. 

Crews put finishing touches on ICC for next week's debut

Crews put finishing touches on ICC for next week's debut

The Washington Examiner is reporting that road crews will be working steadily in the next week on the final touches of the InterCounty Connector, posting the final 55 mph speed limit signs, securing guardrails and sealing fence gaps.

After decades in the making, the first leg of the $2.5 billion roadway is finally scheduled to open to drivers at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

When viewed from Google's satellite images, the road remains a gash of dirt across Montgomery County. But on the ground, it is more than 5.6 miles of fresh asphalt weaving between housing developments, over streams and under existing roads. It is lined by sound barriers, earth-tone guardrails, and hundreds of thousands of newly planted shrubs and saplings in an effort to blend in and protect the surrounding environment.

Montgomery County Bike Projects Moving Slowly

The WashCycle reports that with the Bradley Boulevard bike project having recently been presented, it joins a growing list of future bike projects in Montgomery County. But only one project has money budgeted for it so far. That's the MacArthur Boulevard Bikeway project.

The project will include an 8-foot-wide shared-use hiker/biker path running parallel to MacArthur on the south side, Miller said. The shoulder of the road will also be widened to provide a 2-foot shoulder on each side of the road for faster cyclists.

Cheapest Gas Price in Wheaton

According to AAA, the cheapest gas price in Wheaton is $2.889 at Wheaton Manor Citgo.  This gas station is located at 2201 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD.

Human Remains Found on Tracks in North Bethesda

The Gazette.net reports that Montgomery County Police are investigating human remains found on the CSX train tracks in the vicinity of 11700 Parklawn Drive. Detectives arrived at the tracks about 6:30 p.m. following a call made to police about an hour earlier.

The location of the remains is just south of where a man killed himself Oct. 13 by walking in front of a train near Randolph Road in North Bethesda, according to county emergency responders.

MARC trains 893, 879, 881, and 895 are being delayed, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. As of 6:15 p.m., there was no estimate of how long the delay would last. Metrorail is honoring MARC tickets. Washington Metro will honor MARC tickets on the Red Line.