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New Traffic Patterns Detailed Ahead of Woodmont Closure

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center releases info as the county prepares to close a stretch of Woodmont Avenue Sept. 4.

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally happening—a stretch of Woodmont Avenue is set to close Sept. 4 for 20 months to allow for construction of a major public parking garage and two residential developments.

The shutdown of a stretch of a major thoroughfare near busy Bethesda Row is sure to impact traffic, officials have said.

Ahead of the closure, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center has released more info about new traffic patterns when Woodmont closes between Bethesda and Miller Avenues:

Only local traffic will be permitted on Leland Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Miller Avenue. Drivers will be able to turn from Bradley Boulevard onto Leland Street. However, they then will not be able to get to Woodmont by turning left on Leland, although they will be able to get to Miller Avenue. Also, drivers coming from Wisconsin Avenue will not be able to use Leland where it turns left towards Bradley Boulevard.

Portable sign boards have also been installed announcing the closure, and officials are planning “extensive coordination between signal lights, crosswalk identification and signage” before the road is shut down.

How will the new traffic patterns affect you? Tell us in the comments.

Don Platt August 30, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Bethesda just wants to force some restaurants out
Tom Rossing September 04, 2012 at 04:46 PM
That's the silliest staement I've heard yet!
Kristine Garfinkel September 05, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Will pedestrians be able to walk through the closed area?

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