Photo by Ken Stanek Photography courtesy of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District.

Street parking restrictions will be in effect in the Silver Spring Central Business District during Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s safety surge scheduled for Oct. 29 to Nov. 22, according to the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.

On-street parking will not be allowed from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, but will be permitted after 8 p.m. weekdays and on weekends. The restrictions will be in effect on Georgia Ave. from Spring St. to the D.C. line and on Colesville Rd. to the Silver Spring Transit Center (see map below).

The restrictions are intended to help increase road capacity during a period when the Red Line will be closed from Fort Totten to NoMa. The surge is expected to cause major delays on the line and an increase in drivers heading to and from the District.

Violators will be towed to Lot 2 – Planning Place at 8781 Georgia Ave. If towed, drivers can call 301.279.8000.

Street parking to be restricted during Metro safety surge

(Map from MCDOT website)

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Street parking to be restricted during Metro safety surge