Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Woodmont Ave. segment to close

Update: Woodmont Ave. segment closure now expected on September 7.

On or about September 7, Woodmont Avenue between Bethesda Avenue and Miller Avenue will close for approximately 20 months. (Miller itself will remain open.) The closure is necessitated by the development of parking lots 31 and 31A.

Only local traffic will be permitted on Leland Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Miller Avenue. Drivers will be able to turn from Bradley Boulevard onto Leland Street. However, they then will not be able to get to Woodmont by turning left on Leland, although they will be able to get to Miller Avenue. Also, drivers coming from Wisconsin Avenue will not be able to use Leland where it turns left towards Bradley Boulevard.

Portable sign boards have been installed in Bethesda announcing the closing of Woodmont Avenue next to the development of lots 31 and 31A. There will be extensive coordination between signal lights, crosswalk identification and signage before the road is closed.

When completed, the public benefit of the development will be a new 940-space public parking garage and a reconfigured intersection of Bethesda and Woodmont that will be safer for pedestrians.

For more information about lot 31, see www.bethesda.org/lot31.