Friday, February 8, 2013
One lane of Pearl Street between Montgomery Avenue and East-West Highway will be closed, and that block of Pearl Street will become a one-way street.
Drivers headed to Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, take note: A new traffic pattern on Pearl Street is about to take effect. To accommodate the construction work at 4500 East-West Highway (where a McDonald's building once stood), the west lane of Pearl Street between East-West Highway and Montgomery Avenue will be closed in the next few weeks, and the east lane of that block of Pearl Street will become a one-way, southbound lane, according to an email from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center. Signage along both Montgomery Avenue and East-West Highway will alert drivers to the new traffic pattern, the email added. The groundbreaking for the nine-story, 220,000-square-foot office building took place last November. A new …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Trail users will no longer be detoured near the construction site.
The Capital Crescent Trail has re-opened on its original path near the Lot 31 construction site, according to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center. Trail users were being detoured around the original path as construction crews worked to complete an overhead protection structure on the trail. Now that the overhead strucure has been completed, trail users can once again use the original path. Seeding and mulching alongside the trail has also been completed.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Office of Management and Budget present economic indicators and the county's fiscal plan.
Montgomery County will see a $140 million gap between expected revenue and expenditures, the county's Office of Management and Budget said Tuesday. Several factors could influence the final budget but the gap assumes no changes in contracts with vendors or employee unions, or new programs. About 80 percent of the current operating budget now pays for benefits for county employees. Councilman Philip M. Andrews (D-Dist. 3) said this number is, "clearly one that needs to be addressed." In addition, the Office of Management and Budget said the county could see an additional debt of $30 million, by 2012, from the fund necessary to maintain the county's capital budget. County revenues are projected to grow by 1.4 percent in 2011 and 2.9 percent…
Friday, September 24, 2010
Construction on Cabin John Middle School is well underway.
While many local schools are getting used to the back to school schedule, construction is continuing at Cabin John Middle School. Cabin John Middle School is temporarily located in Rockville on Tilden Lane; however, construction is currently underway on its Potomac location at 10701 Gainsborough Rd. The modernized building is scheduled to open in August 2011. Check back for photos as progress continues on the new building.
Friday, September 10, 2010
The school's construction plans include a new gym and storm water management system.
Montgomery County Public Schools representatives and engineers said they will reconsider the design for a new structure to collect storm water runoff at Cold Spring Elementary School, after community members expressed concern about the possible loss of a sledding hill on the property. The design presented at a meeting Tuesday would place tiered landscaping, new stairs and a handicapped accessible ramp where a popular sledding hill now stands at the school. "I'd hate to see the sledding hills eliminated for the sake of a lack of better ideas for how to deal with the storm water," said Cold Spring parent and Potomac resident Shawn Pastor. State laws adopted in 2007 require the installation of storm water management systems to accompany the …