Hot off the presses from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, more detailed information about the Western Workaround construction scheduled to begin in a couple of weeks.
The Conference Center surface parking lot will close in order to build a new, structured parking garage. The new garage will be six stories tall, house approximately 650 spaces, and will be accessible from both Executive Boulevard and Market Street. The roadway construction work will begin on or about November 8th, with a re-alignment of Executive Boulevard and construction of a portion of Market Street. The roadway work is the first step to create a street grid near the Conference Center.
During Phase 2, both Executive Boulevard and Market Street will connect to Old Georgetown Road.
During the construction period, Conference Center guests will be directed to park at a satellite lot at 6120-6130 Executive Boulevard. Guests will be transported to and from the Conference Center on shuttle buses that will run continuously during center events. Staff from the facility manager, Marriott, will be on hand at the satellite lot to ensure that all patrons arrive comfortably at the Conference Center. Construction will take place Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Occasional Saturday work may be necessary to make up for weather days. The County will work to minimize any disruption to the surrounding residents and business communities.
Special Points of Interest from MCDOT:
Construction Duration: Phase 1-12 months
Construction Starts: November 2016
Initially work will be performed under one-lane closures along Executive Boulevard
For questions about construction activities contact Bill Sittinger