Key Meeting Alert: Piney Branch Road & Flower Avenue Bike Lanes to be Discussed Wednesday Evening

The county’s Department of Transportation will host a joint public information session Wednesday evening to introduce the Piney Branch Road Bike Lanes Facility Project and discuss the latest developments of the Flower Avenue Separated Bike Lanes Project, which has achieved the 35% design milestone.

The public can participate either in person or online, offering feedback and questions about both projects.

The Piney Branch Road Separated Bike Lanes Facility Project aims to enhance pedestrian and bicycle connectivity along Piney Branch Road, extending from the Sligo Creek Trail to New Hampshire Avenue. This project will link with the Purple Line bikeway from Arliss Street to the east side of University Boulevard.

The Flower Avenue Separated Bike Lanes Project will create a low-stress bikeway between Arliss Street and Piney Branch Road, enhancing traffic and pedestrian safety. This bikeway will also improve access for cyclists to the future Purple Line station at Arliss Street. During the public information session, MCDOT will present the 35% design, project specifics, costs, and timelines.

MCDOT said in a press release that both projects will improve cyclist safety when traveling to nearby schools and facilities; public input is encouraged and can impact future designs.

The session will be accessible in person at Social Hall B of the Long Branch Community Recreation Center on Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring, as well as virtually via Zoom. Online registration is mandatory for virtual attendance, with the link emailed on the morning of the event.

To share comments on each project, the public can use the online comment forms or contact the respective project managers:

All submitted information, questions, and comments will be publicly recorded. Interpreter services are available upon request with a five-day notice by contacting Lori Main at [email protected] or (240) 777-7271.

For more details on MCDOT’s engineering and construction projects, visit montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte.

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