The Executive Office Building Traffic Circle (EOBTC) at 101 Monroe St., Rockville will be closed to vehicular traffic from now until September 2016 while the area’s surface and support structure are demolished, reinforced and reconstructed.
Immediate repairs are necessary due to continual deterioration which is causing water to penetrate the loading dock below the EOBTC that services the EOB, Circuit Court, and surrounding shops.
Pedestrian access will still be possible to the surrounding buildings. There will be varying amounts of noise created due to construction seven days per week and in the evenings.
To make up for the loss of the normal drop-off area in the traffic circle, there will be a 50-foot, designated drop-off area on Monroe St. on the EOB side of the traffic circle.
The eight-phase project will include selected demolition, removal of plaza surfacing, structural road deck concrete patching, asphalt topping, new waterproofing and new expansion joints. The project also includes replacing all of the landscaping and addressing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliance issues.