It finally happened -- in preparation for the construction of a major downtown Bethesda public parking garage.
The parking lots, which hold nearly 280 spaces and are located at the corner of Bethesda and Woodmont Avenues, will be closed for 30 months during the construction of the garage and above it.
The lots closed to the public as of late Monday night. Once crawling with the cars of shoppers, hikers and diners, the lots are now empty except for a large construction trailer, and fences and signs warn pedestrians and drivers to stay out.
Since their closure early this week, how has the loss of the lots affected your life? Are you finding it more difficult to park on Bethesda Row? Have you walked, biked, or taken Metro or the Bethesda Circulator to get downtown? Are you parking farther away? Or are you staying away from Bethesda Row? Tell us in the comments.