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Western Workaround Construction Should Begin Soon.

Posted on by Amy Ginsburg


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Find below MCDOT’s plans for the Western Workaround, Phase Two. Confused about what this oft-mentioned project will do?  You’re not alone.

Basically, the Western Workaround is going to get rid of the big curve on Old Georgetown Road near Executive Boulevard and open up Towne Road (the current dead-end road behind Pike and Rose.) The Western Workaround will create a new intersection with Executive Boulevard, Old Georgetown Road, and Towne Road. The Western Workaround will help create the grid of streets, bike lanes, and walking paths that will make the White Flint/Pike District easier to get around.

Eventually, the part of Executive Boulevard near the Conference Center will connect with Grand Park Avenue in Pike and Rose, crossing over Market Street, the new road behind the Conference Center that was part of Phase One of the Western Workaround.

Want to learn more?  Visit the MCDOT Western Workaround page.


3 Responses to Western Workaround Construction Should Begin Soon.

Eugene says: August 22, 2018 at 11:37 am

This is the most detailed rendering I’ve seen yet, thanks for sharing. Is the plan to reduce traffic lanes on Old Georgetown south of the intersection to accomodate bike lanes?

Amy Ginsburg says: August 23, 2018 at 8:56 am

There is no plans to reduce the number of traffic lanes on Old Georgetown south of intersection. Within the project limits (as shown) in the graphics, there will be a bike lane south of the intersection with the same number of lanes.