Monday, June 10, 2013

Medical Center/355 Crossing Project public meeting - June 18

The BRAC Integration Committee (BIC) is scheduled to hold a meeting on June 18th at 7 p.m. at the BCC Regional Services Center to deliver brief updates on BRAC-related items. On the agenda is a public presentation by Montgomery County Department of Transportation on the MD 355 Multimodal Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station. The meeting is open to all.

The 355 crossing project, associated with the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC), is fully funded by the Federal government. In December 2011, $90 million from the U.S. Department of Defense was allocated to projects addressing traffic congestion following the move of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to Bethesda.

The MD 355 Crossing Project is a design-build project, which will construct new entrances to the Metro Station and provide safe and efficient Rockville Pike crossing for pedestrians and cyclists. The project will include a bank of deep elevators on the Walter Reed side of Rockville Pike directly to the Metrorail platform, and a shallow pedestrian tunnel connecting Walter Reed to NIH and the Metrobus and carpool transit center on the west side of Rockville Pike.