Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Category Archives: Transit

Tomorrow — Executive Blvd. Closes

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If you want to take one last sentimental drive on Executive Boulevard from Marinelli Road to Old Georgetown Road, today is your last chance to do so. Executive Boulevard closes tomorrow to construct the western workaround.

The western workaround will align Towne Road, Old Georgetown Road, and Executive Blvd. in a traditional four-sided intersection, improving the road grid.…

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Grosvenor Metro Reopening Sunday, June 28!

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The following stations will reopen on Sunday, June 28. (Three stations on the Orange and Silver lines will reopen with shuttle bus service due to the ongoing platform reconstruction work at East Falls Church.)

  • Federal Center SW
  • Federal Triangle
  • Mt Vernon Sq
  • Judiciary Sq
  • Archives
  • Smithsonian
  • Eisenhower Ave
  • Virginia Sq
  • Van Dorn St
  • Clarendon
  • Cleveland Park
  • Grosvenor-Strathmore
  • Cheverly
  • College Park
  • Morgan Blvd
  • East Falls Church*
  • Greensboro*
  • McLean*
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Western Workaround Construction Update

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Below is the MCDOT notification on construction activities anticipated to begin June 15, 2020.┬áThe most important news is that Executive Boulevard will be closing around June 29. Yes, this is the third (or fourth?) date given for the closure, but we’re told that this one is going to stick. The second most important news is that nighttime work has been suspended.

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A public draft of the Complete Streets Design Guide is now available for review.

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Montgomery County is developing a new approach to designing county roads using a concept called Complete Streets, roadways that are designed and operated to provide safe, accessible, and healthy travel for all users of the roadway system, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and motorists. On a Complete Street, it is intuitive and safe to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to school.…

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New bike lanes coming to Old Georgetown Road

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While this area is not part of White Flint, it’s pretty close and it’s such a great idea to have separated bike lanes on Old Georgetown Road that we decided to include it in today’s blog. (We only wish the bike lane was extended to cover ALL of Old Georgetown Road.)…

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Western Workaround Update from MCDOT

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Here’s a quick update on the construction of the Western Workaround.

  • Executive Blvd closure end May (delayed by two weeks)
  • VOB demo starts in two weeks
  • Night work continues under a noise mitigation plan, we are addressing a few complaints from residents at Pike and Rose
  • Coordinating installation of temporary signage with FRIT to make them less unsightly
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Vision Zero Update — Improvements Coming to the Pike District

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This morning, the County gave an update to the North Bethesda Transportation Management District on Vision Zero. We’re happy to share some of the best parts of the presentation here, and you can get the entire presentation here. Visit Montgomery County’s Vision Zero Website for more info.

We’re delighted that there are some plans to make the area around the White Flint metro station and the intersection of Old Georgetown and Rockville Pike safer for pedestrians.…

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Western Workaround Construction Continues Despite the Pandemic

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The folks at MCDOT gave Friends of White Flint an update to the Western Workaround project, and we want to pass along the info to you.

The big news as that Executive Boulevard will be closing around mid-May. The closed part will extend from Old Georgetown Road to the Conference Center/M & T Bank.…

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Public Hearing: Proposed Grosvenor Station Parking Modifications — Tonight

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Metro is seeking feedback on proposed modifications to the parking garage addition previously approved at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail Station. Learn more about this proposal, review the Environmental Evaluation, and ask the project team a question at https://www.wmata.com/initiatives/plans/grosvenor-garage-modifications.cfm

You are invited to attend a public hearing by telephone on Monday, April 20 between 6:30-8:30 p.m.…

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