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East Rockville Projects

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The City of Rockville is investing over
$13 million in the following infrastructure projects in East Rockville, which seek to improve roads, the water and sewer systems, and bicycle and pedestrian safety:

(Please note: Projected construction start and end dates are subject to change.)

Stonestreet Pedestrian Bridge Abutment Removal
Removed remnants of the former pedestrian bridge, eliminating future maintenance responsibility and liability from people climbing the structure or defacing it with graffiti. Completed. Cost: $75,000.

Crabb Avenue Water Main Replacement Improvement
Replaced aging infrastructure and upgraded water mains to deliver adequate flow to fire hydrants. Begun in September 2015, construction is expected to last three months. Completed. Cost: $962,000.

Howard Avenue Water Main Replacement
Replaced aging infrastructure and upgraded water mains to deliver adequate flow to hydrants. Completed. Cost: $350,000.



Increased the visibility and comfort of people riding bicycles on North Horners Lane by adding shared lane markings (a bicycle symbol with two arrows above it). Completed. Cost: $8,000, with 100 percent covered by a state grant.

Accessible Pedestrian Signals


Improved pedestrian safety by providing a countdown pedestrian signal and new push buttons at the intersection of South Stonestreet Avenue and the Rockville Metro station entrance, to complete work at the intersection to assist people with impaired vision. Completed. Cost: $15,000.

Frog Run Storm Drain Improvement
Repaired 1,900 linear feet of storm drain built in the early 1960s, rehabilitating the bottom of the pipe to prevent further deterioration and extend its useful life. Completed. Cost: $438,000.

East Rockville Sanitary Sewer Capacity Improvements
Renews infrastructure in order to increase sewer capacity and decrease the risk of sewer overflows and backups, which can create health hazards and cause serious and expensive damage to city infrastructure, private property and the environment. The project is expected to be completed in January 2017. Cost: $3.2 million, $1.5 million of which is developer-funded.

Douglass Avenue Sewer Replacement
Replaced the existing sewer, which had significant sag and posed an increased risk of sewer backups and overflows. Completed. Cost: $198,292.

North Horners Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Replaces aging infrastructure, increasing sewer capacity and reducing the risk of sewer overflows and backups. Construction began in July 2016 and is expected to be completed by December 2016. Cost: $592,000.

South Stonestreet Road Diet

S. Stonestreet Ave. Metro Entrance

Improves pedestrian safety and access to Metro by installing a sidewalk on the west side (Metro side) of South Stonestreet Avenue and a bicycle lane on the east side. The roadway will be narrowed from four lanes to three lanes to accommodate the sidewalk without removing trees. The bike lane will be added through a combination of sharrows and painted bike lane. Construction is scheduled to begin in May 2017 and continue for three months. Construction impacts will include daytime lane closures outside of peak traffic hours. Cost: $389,000, with $311,000 funded by a grant through the Federal Highway Administration’s Complete Streets near Metro program.

Edmonston Bridge Rehabilitation
Rehabilitates the aging bridge to extend its useful life. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2017 and last one year. Construction impacts will include nighttime repairs to the bridge’s underside, requiring coordination with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and CSX. Other impacts include topside repairs requiring fulltime single-lane closures and intermittent sidewalk closures. Cost: $1.3 million, with WMATA covering $500,000.

Water Main Flushing
The city conducted systematic flushing to remove accumulated fine sediment from the city water system in various East Rockville locations. Learn more about the process by visiting www.rockvillemd.gov/water and selecting “Water Main Flushing.”

Concrete and Asphalt Rehab
The city’s asphalt maintenance program included the following East Rockville roads on the list for paving in Fiscal Year 2016, which ended June 30, 2016:

  • Ashley Manor Drive.
  • Coleman Park Lane.
  • Crabb Avenue, from North Horners to First Street.
  • England Terrace.
  • Grandin Avenue, from Baltimore Road to Joseph Street.
  • Joseph Street.
  • Maple Avenue.
  • North Grandin Avenue.
  • Reading Avenue.
  • South Stone Street Avenue to its dead end.
  • Virginia Avenue.
  • Woodland Road.                                                                                                                                        

First Street Culvert
Replaces aging infrastructure to mitigate corrosion of the culvert, widens the waterway opening to reduce the risk of the stream flooding the roadway, improves pedestrian safety with the addition of a sidewalk on the east side of First Street and adds two off-street parking spaces to serve Maryvale Park. Construction is scheduled to begin in winter 2016 and last eight months. Construction impacts will include a closure of First Street, with detours and parking restrictions, during the bridge replacement. Pedestrian access to Maryvale Park will be maintained during construction. Cost: $1.5 million.

Baltimore Road
Improvements to the Baltimore Road corridor will create a safer roadway and will include pedestrian safety measures at several intersections. The majority of construction will be between Route 28 and the city limits just east of Rockville High School. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2017 and take 18 months to complete. Construction impacts will include full and partial road closures, detours, temporary driveway closures and tree removal. Impacts to East Rockville will be limited to partial road closures. Cost: $5.1 million, $3.6 million of which is covered by a grant.

For more information, contact engineering supervisor John Scabis at 240-314-8514 or .