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
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, Rollingwood’s trash and recycling pickup day will shift to Thursday next week.
Congressman Van Hollen’s office will be hosting a follow up community meeting with representatives from the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday, June 23 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Westlake Post Office. Residents are invited to attend to share their concerns regarding their mail delivery.
If you have any questions, or if you are not able to attend but would like to have a question asked on your behalf, please contact Melissa Joseph in Congressman Van Hollen’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (202) 594-6502.
On May 18th, please join your neighbors for the annual meeting of the Rollingwood Citizens Association. The evening begins with a community social at 7 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7:30 p.m. In addition to RCA updates, board elections, and dialogue, we are working on a special program concerning redevelopment of Chevy Chase Lake.
The Purple Line is coming, and with it, significant new development to the shopping centers on both sides of Connecticut Avenue. We have invited the Chevy Chase Land Company to discuss their plans with us. Please come with questions.
Interested in serving on RCA’s board? We always need dedicated people willing to serve our community. Drop us a note: email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 18th
French International School, 3200 Woodbine Street
7:00 pm Community Social
7:30 pm Meeting Begins
Board Member Elections (dues paying members eligible to vote)
Review of RCA Activities/Community Discussion
8:00 pm Special Presentation – Chevy Chase Lake Redevelopment