Commuters in Brookeville now have a new bridge on Gold Mine Road over the Hawlings River. The new bridge expands traffic flow from one to two lanes and improves pedestrian and bicycle safety by including an eight-foot wide shared path. The new design alleviates conditions that led to bridge flooding several times a year following heavy rains.
The $3.5 million bridge project, which was supported by funds from the Federal Highway Administration and Montgomery County, was finished on schedule by the Department of Transportation—in time to allow for school buses to pass through the neighborhood for the opening of the 2019-20 school year. The construction on Gold Mine Road—which provides a connection from Georgia Ave. (Route 97) north of Olney to New Hampshire Ave. (Route 650)—required the closure of the road at the bridge location since October 2018.
Read more about the new bridge here.