Category: Construction

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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Pepco Work to Close Portion of Fenton Street Beginning Thursday

Graphic from pixabay. A Pepco contractor is scheduled to start work that will cause the closure of Fenton Street from New York Avenue to Takoma Avenue beginning Thursday, Sept. 6 at 9:30 a.m., according to an email circulated by Dr. Brad Stewart, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus vice president and provost. The work, expected to take several months, will completely close Fenton Street from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and traffic will be rerouted. “During the hours when Fenton Street is closed, all traffic exiting our East Garage will be required to turn left (north)...

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Purple Line Construction Update

Maryland Transit Administration graphic Residents in the area near the construction of the Plymouth Street tunnel from Wayne Avenue to Arliss Street can expect blasting to begin next week, according to a notice from the Purple Line Transit Partners. “Rock conditions vary in the tunnel area and the team strives to control blasting to only when needed,” the notice said. The company expects the excavation work to take about nine months. In addition, crews with heavy equipment will be working in the area on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August. Crews also will be working the...

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Two Red Line Metro Stations to Close for 45 Days

Red Line riders will need to transfer at Fort Totten to continue downtown beginning Saturday. WMATA photo. The Red Line Metro stations at Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland-CUA will be closed for 45 days beginning Saturday, July 21, for structural repair work, including addressing deteriorating platform conditions that affect the ADA-accessibility of the station. During the closing period, the Red Line will not offer service between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet U stations. Passengers can transfer to the Green or Yellow lines at Fort Totten and head to Gallery Place to avoid the work zone. Earlier, Metro announced that it...

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