Western Workaround Update

Western Workaround Update

Construction activities anticipated for the next two weeks beginning July 14, 2019.

PEPCO electrical construction located on the MNCPPC Aquatic Center property north of the Marinelli Road entrance has been completed—the contractor will return once PEPCO has installed a new power pole; the County is waiting on PEPCO’s schedule for pole placement.

Washington Gas (WGL) infrastructure upgrades continue in and along Old Georgetown Road in the main line south of the intersection with Executive Boulevard. NPL finished directional drilling and pipe placement operations underneath Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road on July 2, 2019; they have removed and demobilized all drilling equipment from the grassy area south of the Towne Road cul-de-sac. Within the next two weeks, NPL will work in the northbound and southbound lanes of Old Georgetown Road north of the Executive Boulevard intersection to complete connections to the new 12” line. The Contractor will complete a portion of the work during the nighttime hours of 8 pm to 5 am.

Construction activities continue on Towne Road behind the Pike & Rose complex and along Old Georgetown Road. Over the next two weeks, construction activity related to Towne Road will be focused in the area parallel to the existing storm water management pond between the Towne Road cul-de-sac and Executive Boulevard. The construction activities may impact the westbound turn ramp onto Executive Boulevard from southbound Old Georgetown Road. Until further notice, no parking is permitted on either side of Towne Road. Violators will be subject to citations and violators impeding the construction will be towed. In addition, please pay attention to any temporary closure(s), look for steel roadway plates, expect probable driving delays, and look for possible pedestrian detours as the contractor conducts these ongoing field operations.

Phase I of PEPCO’s system upgrades has been completed. PEPCO is tentatively scheduled to begin placing new power poles on the west side of Towne Road—identified as Phase II—and this could occur at any moment. Look for further updates regarding these upgrades. Verizon will place their telecom poles shortly after PEPCO has completed their pole placement.

During the next two weeks, construction operations include but are not limited to: Roadway saw cutting; Trench and other excavation; Conduit placement and backfilling; Hot mix asphalt pavement placement; and Equipment removal and demobilization.

Please note that these will be active work zones so be sure to look for the orange warning signs and flaggers! This initial round of utility relocation and construction has a scheduled duration of nine months. White Flint West Project News will update all construction activities.

Amy Ginsburg


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