State Commits to Funding Redesign of Georgia Avenue Corridor

The Maryland Department of Transportation has committed $1.6 million to finish redesigning the Georgia Avenue corridor in Montgomery Hills and Forest Glen, according to a press release distributed by state Del. Jared Solomon (D-District 18). The State Highway Administration received federal approval in September 2019 to redesign the stretch of Georgia from 16th Street to Forest Glen Avenue.

Northwest Branch Floods, Closes Colesville Road

The Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River has flooded Colesville Road/Route 29, closing the roadway in both directions. A police officer told the Source photographer to come no closer, as the county’s fire and rescue workers on the scene fear the Burnt Mills Reservoir dam just upstream from the bridge may fail.

Three Silver Spring Streets Added to Shared Streets Program

Three more Silver Spring streets have been designated as Shared Streets beginning today, Aug. 28 under the county Department of Transportation’s Temporary Neighborhood Greenways program. Shared Streets are intended to make designated roads friendlier to walkers, bicyclists and other non-vehicle users. The concept limits vehicular traffic to local traffic only, providing access to residents, service providers and deliveries as needed.