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Council Votes Yes to Ike Leggett’s Compromise on Montrose Parkway East Funding

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On Tuesday the Montgomery County Council unanimously agreed to a compromise proposed by County Executive Ike Leggett that delays the start of construction of Montrose Parkway East for one year.

In a memo, Ike Leggett said that  the one-year delay from Leggett’s initial proposed construction schedule will allow Montrose Parkway to be redesigned to incorporate better pedestrian and bicycle facilities and connections.

The savings from the delay in Montrose Parkway will allow the following projects to be funded:

Begin making progress on adding a new entrance at the White Flint Metro station

Design and initial construction of Forest Glen Metro station access improvements

Design of bus rapid transit on Veirs Mill Road

Planning a new bus rapid transit system for New Hampshire Avenue

Buying land and beginning the designing of the Burtonsville Access Road

Making investments on new infrastructure in the bicycle and pedestrian priority areas

Buying land and conducting design work for the first phase of extending Observation Drive in the Clarksburg area

Planning for Dale Drive safety improvements in Silver Spring

Read more at Bethesda Beat and in The Washington Post.

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