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OBEY SIGNS AND BE CAREFUL AT THE CROSSING PROJECT AT MEDICAL CENTER METRO STATION

PEDESTRIANS, CYCLISTS & MOTORISTS URGED TO OBEY SIGNS AND BE CAREFUL AT THE CROSSING PROJECT CONSTRUCTION SITE AT THE MEDICAL CENTER METRO STATION IN BETHESDA

As construction of the Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station moves forward, the Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation {MCDOT} wants to remind people to exercise caution as they walk, bike or travel near the construction zone. Please pay attention to all signs which have been posted for your safety.

PLEASE WALK OR BIKE ONLY ON DESIGNATED CROSSWALKS, SIDEWALKS, AND PATHS.   DO NOT WALK IN THE ROAD OR IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE.

When it is completed by the end of 2021, the Crossing Project will provide a safe and efficient environment for people and vehicles to get through this heavily trafficked area. The Crossing Project has two main components: 1) A shallow pedestrian underpass connecting NIH and the adjacent bus and commuter transit center on the west side of Rockville Pike to Naval Support Activity Bethesda/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on the east side; and 2) Deep elevators on the Navy side of MD 355 to the Metrorail mezzanine.

In the meantime, MCDOT appreciates the patience of everyone who lives, works or travels through the area. We want this project to be completed as quickly and as safely as you do.

So, please, BE SAFE AND SMART as you make your way through this construction area!

Many thanks for your cooperation!

 

Phil Alperson

Military Installations / BRAC Coordinator

Office of the Montgomery County Executive

Leaf Collection begins October 1, 2017 and ends December 31, 2017

The Town has contracted with Hughes Landscaping for the Fall 2017 Leaf Collection. The December 31st end collection date ensures that mounds of leaves are not placed in our streets in January when the winter snow removal is underway. There is no set day for the weekly pickup.

Collection Place
Rake the leaves to your curb for vacuum pickup. Residents along Cedar Lane, Saul Road, Kensington Parkway and Connecticut Avenue are asked to rake their leaves only to the sidewalk or curb and not into the street in order that the piles of leaves do not impede the flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Leaf Collection Tips
Limbs, rocks and other heavy objects must be removed, and leaves should not be placed in plastic bags. Residents who prefer to bag their leaves should follow the Town’s yard waste instructions and place the bags/containers at the curb for the weekly (Monday) yard waste collection.

Park Improvement: Kensington Cabin

Montgomery County has informed the Town that rehabilitation of the historic Kensington Cabin will begin this fall.  The estimated time to complete is four months and includes:

  • the asphalt path that leads from Everett St. to the Cabin will be temporarily used for construction access and requires closure and fencing for safety;
  • brief closures of the swing set next to the cabin for safety;
  • tree protection fencing installed for the walnut and sycamore trees directly adjacent to the cabin.

For more information, visit MontgomeryParks.org or call 301-495-2595.

MVA On Wheels Schedule

According to the MVA, their mobile office will be in Friendship Heights, between 10 am and 2 pmon:

  • Monday, October 30, 2017
  • Monday, November 20, 2017
  • Monday, December 18, 2017

MVA On Wheels is in its eighteenth year of service to Friendship Heights and continues to be a very popular and useful amenity. The bus parks on Friendship Boulevard adjacent to the Village Center.

The services offered will be:

  • Renew a non-commercial drivers license
  • Renew a Maryland photo identification card
  • Obtain a duplicate drivers license
  • Obtain a certified copy of a driving record
  • Obtain disability placards
  • Renew a vehicle registration
  • Obtain substitute stickers
  • Obtain duplicate registrations
  • Return tags
  • Change your name and/or address
  • Register to vote
  • Register as an organ donor