Category: Construction

New Lyttonsville Place Bridge Now Open

The rebuilt Lyttonsville Place Bridge between Lyttonsville and Brookville roads has been opened by the Purple Line Transit Partners. For the time being, the span will carry one lane of traffic in each direction, along with an area for pedestrians. Later this year, PLTP crews will complete the bridge to include sidewalks, drop-off lanes and access to the planned Lyttonsville Station and Capital Crescent Trail. A temporary connection at Stewart Lane, opened to accommodate traffic, was scheduled to be closed at noon today. In addition, the Ride On Route 2, which used the bridge, had previously been split into Route...

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State Plans to Resurface Portion of Colesville Road

The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to resurface about one mile of Colesville Road (U.S. Route 29) from Georgia Avenue to St. Andrews Way, according to a recent press release. A contractor will patch, mill, pave and restripe the road. In addition, crews will install concrete bus pads to preserve pavement, do any needed cleaning and repairs of storm water systems, upgrade sidewalk ramps to meet ADA standards, and add concrete curbs and gutters. The project is budgeted at $1.9 million and expected to be completed by the summer. Single lane closures will take place Mondays through Fridays between...

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Pepco Meeting Tonight on New Infrastructure Project

A community meeting will be held tonight (Nov. 28) to discuss another phase of Pepco’s efforts to upgrade its infrastructure in the Silver Spring/Takoma Park service area. Expected to start construction shortly, this phase will include installation of three underground lines connecting the Sligo substation on Cameron Street with the Linden substation near the intersection of Montgomery Street and Fraser Avenue. Other streets that will be affected in Georgia Avenue, Linden Lane, Seminary Road, Hale Place and Brookville Road, according to documents the company has circulated to customers in the affected area. Work will take place weekdays between 9...

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Board Authorizes Execution of Purple Line Construction MOU

The county Board of Education this week authorized Superintendent Jack Smith to execute a memorandum of understanding with the Maryland Transit Administration regarding Purple Line construction. The MOU covers issues at the Silver Spring International Middle School and the Sligo Creek Elementary School, located along Wayne Avenue. A Purple Line station is under construction by the Purple Line Transit Partners at the corner of Wayne and Dale Drive, affecting operations at both schools now and when the light rail becomes operational on Wayne. According to a memo from Smith to the board, the MOU includes: Provisions regarding responsibility for...

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Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held for Silver Spring Arts Campus

About 100 residents joined county officials and others yesterday for a ceremonial groundbreaking of the Silver Spring Arts Campus on the site of the former 3rd District police headquarters at 801 Sligo Ave. Minneapolis-based Artspace spearheads the project, which has built 50 similar projects iincluding Brookland in Washington, D.C. and Mount Rainier. The organization was selected for this project through a process that included a request for proposals. The plans include 68 live/work affordable units for artists and other creatives, and will include 19 studio, 27 one-bedroom, 12 two-bedroom and three three-bedroom units. Eleven units will be reserved for...

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