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 Work Update

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Construction activities anticipated for the two weeks beginning March 10, 2019. For additional information on the White Flint Project please visit http://www.whiteflintproject.com

The utility infrastructure relocation and construction which began in August 2018 will finish by the end of winter 2019.

Verizon telecommunications infrastructure construction located in the northbound right lanes of Executive Boulevard prior to Old Georgetown Road has been completed with only punch list items remaining-the contractor will return at a later date.…

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Western Workaround construction activities anticipated for the next two weeks beginning February 24

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The utility infrastructure relocation and construction which began in August 2018 under the previous contract as Phase 1B continues. The work is scheduled to finish end of winter, 2019 and will take place alongside the work designated as Phase 2. Phase 1B work includes temporary daily lane closures on Executive Boulevard between Marinelli and Old Georgetown Roads at the following locations:

  • Verizon telecommunications infrastructure construction located in the northbound right lanes of Executive Boulevard prior to Old Georgetown Road now scheduled to wrap up on or about March 1, 2019;
  • PEPCO electrical construction located in the southbound right lane of Executive Boulevard between Marinelli Road and Banneker Avenue that began on January 2, 2019 with construction duration of six to eight weeks;
  • PEPCO electrical construction on the MNCPPC Aquatic Center property north of the Marinelli Road entrance that began on January 24, 2019 with construction tentatively scheduled to end March 15, 2009 as the contractor awaits design changes;
  • Washington Gas infrastructure upgrades in and along Old Georgetown Road both in the main line and at the intersection with Executive Blvd being completed by National Pipe Line (NPL)

The construction under contract for Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) with Corman Kokosing Construction Company which began in early January, continues on Towne Road formerly known as Hoya Street behind the Pike & Rose complex.…

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Western Workaround Construction Should Begin Soon.

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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.…

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Info from Montgomery County Government on the Western Workaround

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Montgomery County has started working on the first of two phases of the White Flint West Workaround transportation project, an effort designed to create a pedestrian-friendly community where residents and visitors can walk to work, shops and transit. The first phase is scheduled to be completed by the end of calendar year 2017.…

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More info on the Western Workaround

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Hot off the presses from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, more detailed information about the Western Workaround construction scheduled to begin in a couple of weeks.

The Conference Center surface parking lot will close in order to build a new, structured parking garage. The new garage will be six stories tall, house approximately 650 spaces, and will be accessible from both Executive Boulevard and Market Street.…

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The Western Workaround is Coming — Really!

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On November 8, the construction of the long-awaited Western Workaround begins! (Insert joyful music here.)

The Western Workaround realigns Executive Boulevard where it meets Old Georgetown Road. It creates a new street, Market Street, behind the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The Western Workaround also creates a rectangular parcel that will become the Gables Residential complex.…

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Bethesda North Conference Center Garage Construction Starts Soon!

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As we’ve posted before, the new Conference Center Garage starts construction this summer. The garage will replace the existing North Bethesda Conference Center surface parking lot with a six-level parking structure containing 650 parking spaces. Click here for the Planning Department’s staff report.

The garage is part of the Western Workaround which builds a grid system of streets in that part of the White Flint area.…

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The presentations from last week’s community meeting

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For those of you who had to miss last week’s Friends of White Flint community meeting or for those of you who want to take another look, here are the links to the slide show presentations from Federal Realty Pike & Rose Phase 2 (Jay Corbalis), Saul Centers West (Brian Downie), Gables (Eddie Meder), Conference Center Garage (Tina Benjamin), Western Workaround (Bruce Johnston), and White Flint 2 (Nkosi Yearwood.)  Enjoy!…

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Many meaningful meetings (well, two meaningful meetings, but I like alliteration)

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There are two important upcoming meetings in which you might want to participate. If you want to have input into the creation of the White Flint 2 Sector Plan and learn more about the many upcoming transportation projects in the White Flint 1 sector, these are the meetings to attend. (Friends of White Flint will be there, of course, and we’ll advocate at the meetings and report via our blog what transpired at the meetings.)

  • A public meeting on the White Flint 2 Sector Plan will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 7 9 p.m.

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Thank you, MCDOT

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Friends of White Flint wants to thank MCDOT for their wonderful response to the concerns of the Planning Staff and FOWF about the Western Workaround.  MCDOT staff agreed with almost everything the Planning Staff and FOWF had recommended, and we salute their commitment to a walkable, transit-oriented, bicycle-friendly Pike District.

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