From Friends of the Chevy Chase Library . . .
Upcoming Events at Chevy Chase Library
8005 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
On Saturday, 10/1, 8, 15,22, 29 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group: Every Saturday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590.
On Tuesday, 10/4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group: Every Tuesday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590. Continue reading
The final phase 7of roadwork for the MD 355/Rockville Pike-Cedar Lane-West Cedar Lane intersection-widening project in Montgomery County will start in early October. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will pave all turn lanes and through lanes at the intersection.
The work will require individual lanes to be closed on MD 355, weekdays, 9 am-3 pm and Sundays through Thursdays, 8 pm-5 am. Drivers will be able to use the remaining open lanes, but the closures undoubtedly will cause congestion. Drivers should watch for the orange construction signs, cones, barrels and fencing.
Bikers and pedestrians will be able to safely pass through the work zone by following signage that directs them around closed paths or sections of sidewalk.
Weather permitting, the work will be completed by late fall.
There will be a public hearing on the potential environmental impact of the proposed Bethesda-New Carrollton Purple Line on October 16, 7 pm, in Silver Spring at the Civic Building auditorium, 1 Veterans Place. Anyone wanting to comment on the project, this is your chance.
Before the hearing begins, there will be a poster session from 6 to 7 pm, when the public can review exhibits and ask general questions of the Maryland Transit Administration’s representatives.
The formal hearing will begin with agency statements at 7, followed by public testimony. Note that a time limit of three minutes per speaker may be set, depending on the number of speakers, to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to voice their views. The public hearings will be recorded and transcribed.
The National Park Service has announced plans to rehabilitate Beach Drive in the District. Entire segments of the road will be closed in both directions 24/7 during the reconstruction project. Four segments will be rehabilitated over a three year period beginning after Labor Day. Although the project will take place entirely in DC, it is likely to exacerbate cut-through traffic in Rollingwood. Additional information can be found here.
From the National Park Service:
The Beach Drive rehabilitation project will begin after Labor Day and is projected to last three years. The project will be completed in four segments. Each segment of Beach Drive will be closed in both directions 24/7 during work. Prior to work beginning on each segment, the National Park Service will post upcoming road work and road closure information on this webpage, so drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can plan their trip through, and around Rock Creek Park. The project includes full depth pavement reconstruction, which requires excavating the entire area and placing a new gravel base before new asphalt paving; improvements to pedestrian and bicycle trails in collaboration with the DDOT; DC Water storm drain rehabilitation and improvement projects; installation and upgrades of raised pavement markers, centerline rumble strips, guardrails and road signs to provide safer road conditions for drivers; parking area reconstruction and rehabilitation; traffic signal and streetlight replacement; and the rehabilitation of six bridges.
The four segments of the project are:
Segment 1 – Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW to Tilden St NW
Segment 2 – Tilden St NW to Broad Branch Rd
Segment 3 – Broad Branch Rd to Joyce Rd
Segment 4 – Joyce Rd to DC/MD Border
Sign up for Project Updates
Nixle is a free tool that allows information to be sent through text, email, social media, and the Nixle mobile app. You can register by using either your mobile phone or by going online. To receive alerts about the Beach Drive rehabilitation project, text BEACHDRIVE to 888777. To register online, visitwww.nixle.com and create a user profile. After you register, you will receive information about the Beach Drive rehabilitation project including upcoming closure and detour information. You can opt out any time. Standard carrier data or messaging rates may apply.
Public Information Meetings
Thursday, July 28
7 – 8 p.m.
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library
3310 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Bethesda Transportation Solutions has a new SafeTrack Survival Guide, your guide through Metro’s maintenance surges in Montgomery County. The guide summarizes Metro’s maintenance plan schedule and options for Red Line commuters and visitors during the surges. See the guide here.
Red Line shutdowns in Montgomery County are scheduled for August 1-7, 2016 (Takoma to Silver Spring), August 9-18, 2016 (Shady Grove to Twinbrook), and October 10-November 1, 2016 (Fort Totten to NoMa). During these shutdowns, RideOn will add more buses on certain routes; MARC will add cars to existing trains during peak periods; and Capital Bikeshare will offer a $2 one-time-use option.
The Chevy Chase Land Company is holding a community meeting to present their plans for redevelopment of the Chevy Chase East Shopping Center. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at B-CC High School in the cafeteria. Redevelopment of this 9.6 acre tract will bring a combination of retail and residential development. This is a very significant project that will have considerable impact for all residents who frequent the Chevy Chase Lake area. All are encouraged to attend.
Going, going, almost gone…time is running out to register for the Geraldine Brooks – Guy Raz Conversation on Monday, June 6, at 7 p.m., at the Chevy Chase United Methodist Church (Phillips Hall). This exciting event, featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning author in conversation with the host of NPR’s “TED Radio Hour,” is sponsored by Chevy Chase At Home, your local “senior village” organization which helps neighbors live independently in their own homes as they grow older.
Admission: $10 for Members & Friends of CC@ H; $15 for the General Public. All proceeds go to benefit CC@ H.Don’t miss out –register now at www.chevychaseathome.org or by calling 301-657-3115.
Other June Events:
June 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m. — Brunch Bunch at the Olympia Cafe on Brookville Road. Drop by and join the conversation!
June 14, 2 to 4 p.m. — The MELT Method: Is it for You? Meredith Mickelson, certified MELT instructor, will introduce us to this simple self-treatment that reduces chronic pain, improves balance and helps you stay healthy, youthful and active for a lifetime.
From Friends of the Library . . .
Upcoming Events at Chevy Chase Library
On Thursday, 06/02, 6/9, 6/16 and 6/30 at 10:30 AM Build with Blocks and Play with Puzzles: Come create tall towers and wide cities or work with others to create with blocks and puzzles! No registration required.
On Friday, 06/03, 6/10, 6/17 at 3:30 PM Lego Play: Drop in for an open session of Lego play on Fridays between 3:30 and 5:00 pm. Elementary age with an adult. We will provide the Legos and space, you provide the imagination. No registration needed….
On Saturday, 06/04, 6/11, 6/18 and 6/25 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group: Every Saturday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590. Continue reading