August 5, 2013

Georgia Ave. Facelift in Downtown Silver Spring Impacts Drivers, Pedestrians

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has started a $4.6 million safety and resurfacing project along nearly two miles of Georgia Ave. (MD 97) from the Washington, D.C. line to 16th St. (MD 390), in Silver Spring. Weather permitting; the work will be completed by late fall.

Meanwhile, motorists and pedestrians in the area should plan ahead, add extra commute time, and be aware of shifting traffic and walking patterns.

The work includes:
  • Reconstructing existing sidewalks to five feet wide to become ADA-compliant;
  • Repairing, replacing existing inlets and pipes;
  • Concrete patching of sections of damaged pavement prior to resurfacing;
  • Installing new curb and gutter;
  • Resurfacing Georgia Ave.;
  • Replacing traffic signal pavement detectors at the Georgia Ave. and 16th St. intersection
  • Installing new line striping and pavement markings.
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1 comment:

  1. I hope that the landscaping that our taxes pay for will be attended in a better manner than other up dated area have received. Perhaps the plants should be simplified in order to better facilite caring for them.

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