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


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Western Workaround Update

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From MCDOT, the August 9, 2020 update:

As of July 8, 2020, Executive Boulevard between Old Georgetown Road and Grand Park Avenue at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center is permanently closed; look for the “DETOUR” signs that are rerouting traffic. 

Corman Kokosing Construction Company presently uses the closed section of Executive Boulevard.…

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Didn’t get to watch the demolition of VOB in person? Here are some videos to fill the gap.

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Thanks to the video talents of John Z. Wetmore, Producer of “Perils For Pedestrians” Television, you can watch the demolition of VOB Nissan, which will facilitate the construction of the Western Workaround. Enjoy every snatch of the bulldozer, each wall ripping from its foundation.

VOB (Part 1 – Service) Car Dealer Demolition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhmXqIPBeUY

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Latest Update on the Western Workaround

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FROM MCDOT: (Learn more about the Western Workaround project.)

Photo thanks to Don Weinstein

As of July 8, 2020, Executive Boulevard between Old Georgetown Road and Grand Park Avenue at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center is permanently closed; look for the “DETOUR” signs that are rerouting traffic. On Monday, July 13, 2020, Corman Kokosing Construction Company began tearing up the old Executive Boulevard roadway in order to facilitate both new storm drain system construction and the start of work on the extension of Banneker Avenue. …

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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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Western Workaround Construction Update

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Below is the MCDOT notification on construction activities anticipated to begin June 15, 2020. The 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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Our condolences

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On Monday, June 1, at about 6:30 pm, a 2009 Hyundai Elantra traveling south on Old Georgetown Road and a 2009 Chevrolet Colorado traveling east on Executive Boulevard collided in the intersection.  The impact of the collision then caused both vehicles to travel into a construction zone at the southeast corner of the intersection. …

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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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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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