Montgomery officials celebrate Germantown road extension

Montgomery County officials Monday celebrated the completion of the $11 million, 1.2-mile extension of Father Hurley Boulevard from Wisteria Drive to Germantown Road – an important north-south link for Germantown communities separated by the CSX railroad tracks from the Town Center and the I-270 employment corridor.

“This extension of Father Hurley Boulevard is a short road with a huge impact on the Germantown community,” said County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) in a prepared statement. “The road is about enhancing the livability of one of our faster-growing communities and providing easier access to jobs, services and programs.”

The extension is a four-lane divided highway that includes a bridge over the CSX tracks. The project also includes an eight-foot wide bikeway along the west side of the road and a five-foot wide sidewalk on the east side. Construction on the project began in January 2010.

Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.

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