Contact Montgomery County Council Today!

 The Montrose Parkway East extension is much more than a road project – it does just as much for pedestrians and cyclists as it does for drivers.

The project is a 1.6-mile missing link that will connect Rt. 355 and Veirs Mill Road with a new east/west road segment. It adds capacity for 42,000 trips and includes three bridges that will improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists who are commuting or enjoying the Rock Creek Trail.

Project maps and information: 

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dte/projects/montrosee/index.html

On Tuesday, March 20th, the Montgomery County Council is scheduled to vote on the FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program. There is a move by Council Members to delay the Montrose Parkway East extension for another three years, which would stall its completion to 2027! 

To date, Council Member Nancy Floreen is the only clear supporter of keeping it on schedule.

This is an expensive project but it is an impactful, multi-modal project with incomparable safety benefits.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Call and/or email these County Council Members TODAY.

Tell them to keep the Montrose Parkway East extension on schedule for completion in FY 2021.

Here is a menu of reasons why this project should not be delayed any longer.  You may use our sample memo and list of reasons (below) – or compose your own.

President Hans Reimer  | (240)777.7964 | Councilmember.Reimer@montgomerycountymd.gov

Council Members

Roger Berliner                 240.777.7828  |  Councilmember.Berliner@montgomerycountymd.gov

Marc Elrich                       240.777.7966 |  Councilmember.Elrich@montgomerycountymd.gov

Nancy Floreen                 240.777.7959  |  Councilmember.Floreen@montgomerycountymd.gov

Tom Hucker                     240.777.7960  |  Councilmember.Hucker@montgomerycountymd.gov

Sidney Katz                       240.777.7906  |  Councilmember.Katz@montgomerycountymd.gov

George Leventhal           240.777.7811  |  Councilmember.Leventhal@montgomerycountymd.gov

Nancy Navarro                240.777.7968  |  Councilmember.Navarro@montgomerycountymd.gov

Craig Rice                          240.777.7955  |  Councilmember.Rice@montgomerycountymd.gov


18 REASONS TO KEEP THE EXTENSION TO MONTROSE PARKWAY EAST ON SCHEDULE

TO: Council President Reimer and Members of the County Council    

RE: 18 Reasons You Should Vote to Keep The Extension To Montrose Parkway  East On Schedule

SAFETY FOR DRIVERS, SAFETY FOR CYCLISTS, SAFETY FOR PEDESTRIANS
EFFICIENCY FOR DRIVERS, EFFICIENCY FOR BRT; EFFICIENCY FOR CSX
PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT
COST SAVINGS FOR EVERYONE

  1. #1 worst railroad crossing in the State of Maryland is the Randolph Rd/CSX crossing
  2. Adds 1.6-mile new 10-foot wide bikepath on the north side of Montrose Parkway East
  3. Adds 1.6-mile new sidewalk on the south side of Montrose Parkway East
  4. Pedestrian/bike bridge carrying Rock Creek Trail over Montrose Parkway
  5. Bridge over Rock Creek = safer for park users, pedestrians and cyclists
  6. Bridge over railroad tracks = safer for trains, drivers, pedestrians and cyclists
  7. Grade-separated at Parklawn Drive = safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists
  8. New east-west capacity and an alternate route for 42,000 vehicles per day
  9. Emergency response from nearby fire stations improved 2-9 minutes
  10. 100+ driveways/curb cuts on Randolph Rd. vs. 2 on Montrose Pkwy = fewer rear-end collisions
  11. Reduces congestion on Twinbrook Parkway by 32% and 25% on Randolph Rd.
  12. Diverts traffic from Randolph Rd. which will improve the function of the proposed BRT
  13. First adopted in the 1992 North Bethesda/Garrett Park Master Plan
  14. Adopted as a needed improvement in five (5) subsequent Master Plans
  15. Most recently adopted in January, in the White Flint 2 Master Plan
  16. The Planning Board, County Executive and County staff all recommend keeping it on schedule.
  17. Originally in FY09 CIP and was to be completed in FY16; would be delayed until FY27
  18. Another 3-year delay will add $9-12 million to the project.

This is an expensive project but it is an impactful project with incomparable safety and multi-modal benefits. We urge you to move the Montrose Parkway East extension forward without any further delay.

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