Thursday, May 22, 2014

Cedar Lane to Close June 6

The State Highway Administration (SHA) will be closing a 1,000 foot section of Cedar Lane in Bethesda, starting 12:01 AM Friday morning June 6 through mid-August. SHA must close Cedar Lane between Rockville Pike and Elmhirst Parkway (at the Stone Ridge School) in order to replace aging pipes that run underneath Cedar Lane.
This is part of a larger project to make urgently needed improvements to the intersection of Rockville Pike (MD 355) at Cedar Lane. When it is completed, this project will make the intersection function better and more safely for vehicles and pedestrians. This project is one of several designed to improve roads, transit, bike and pedestrian facilities around the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and National Institutes of Health.
PLAN YOUR SUMMER ROUTE! Cedar Lane won’t be an option between Bethesda and points to the east between June 6 and mid-August. Here is a link to SHA’s prescribed detours around the work zone:
SCHOOLS: The closure will affect school transportation in the last week of Montgomery County Public Schools, as well as MCPS summer programs. MCPS signed off on the June 6 closure to help ensure that Cedar Lane would re-open prior to the opening of schools on August 25. MCPS will alter affected bus routes during the road closure; families will be notified of route changes.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

White Flint - What's in a name?

Note: This post was updated on May 20.

The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee is working hard towards a destination website that will feature listings of shops, eateries, events, and places to live in the White Flint Sector Plan area.  

The biggest challenge ahead is how to move forward with promoting the area while there isn't complete agreement on what to call it. 

Is it Rockville, Bethesda North, the Pike, Metro White Flint, or something else? It seems everyone has an opinion as evidenced by the comments section of a recent article in the Washington Post.

Take our survey and tell us what you think the area around the White Flint Metro Station should be called.

The survey is now closed.  Results can be viewed here.