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Roads, bridges and bike paths in Montgomery County

Montgomery County announced on Thursday three projects that have wrapped up or are about to begin in the county. Let’s take a peek at all three:

White Ground Road Bridge

The county Department of Transportation’s Division of Transportation Engineering has reopened the White Ground Road Bridge. The project to replace the 28-foot single span bridge began last summer, resulting in detours as the bridge was reconstructed. This project also involved rebuilding hundreds of feet of approach roadway on both sides of the bridge as well as stream restoration.

Shady Grove bike path

Later this month, the same division will begin construction on a new 10-foot bike path between Shady Grove Road and Redland Road — in other words, a bike path near the Shady Grove Metro station. The new path on the east side of the Shady Grove Metro access road will have access to the Metro station and Crabbs Branch Way. This path will connect to a sidewalk and bicycle network nearby.

The county said Metro provided the land at no cost. The project also received federal funding.

Jones Bridge traffic improvements

The county also finished pedestrian safety improvements and traffic tweaks on Jones Bridge Road between Connecticut Avenue, a half-mile stretch just south of the Beltway in Chevy Chase. The changes include new concrete median islands, marked crosswalks and roadway patches.

The median islands have helped slow down vehicles and make the area safer for pedestrians, according to the county.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.


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