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