MCDOT this week finished paving phase one Chapman Avenue Extended. Crews are now doing grading and drainage work on phase two.
The $3.2 million, two-lane road will run north and south and connect Randolph Road with Old Georgetown Road through an area of light industrial and residential buildings east of Rockville Pike. The entire project cost $21 million, which includes money for buying land that will one day be home to a new county fire station.
The Bethesda Magazine article said Chapman Avenue was “designed to have six to eight feet of grass and tree buffer between the street and five-foot-wide sidewalks. The speed limit will be 30 miles per hour. The northern terminus of the road at Randolph Road will have a traffic signal. Drivers will be able to cross Randolph Road to head into the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center.
Last year, MCDOT officials projected the road would see an average of 450 vehicles per day. MCDOT spokesperson Esther Bowring said Wednesday that new projections for the road show it will see 10,000 vehicles a day.