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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
Removes remnants of the former pedestrian bridge, eliminating future maintenance responsibility and liability from people climbing the structure or defacing it with graffiti. The project was completed in September 2015. Cost: $75,000.

Crabb Avenue Water Main Replacement Improvement
Replaces aging infrastructure and upgrades water mains to deliver adequate flow to fire hydrants. Begun in September 2015, construction is expected to last three months. Cost: $1 million.

Howard Avenue Water Main Replacement
Replaces aging infrastructure and upgrades water mains to deliver adequate flow to hydrants. Construction is expected to be completed in November 2015. Cost: $400,000.

Sharrows

Sharrows

Increases 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). Application of sharrows is planned for late October, or early November, 2015. Cost: $8,000, with 100 percent covered by a state grant.

Accessible Pedestrian Signals

APS

Improves 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. Work is scheduled for one week in February 2016. Cost: $15,000.

Frog Run Storm Drain Improvement
Repairs 1,900 linear feet of storm drain built in the early 1960s. The work rehabilitates the bottom of the pipe to prevent further deterioration and extend its useful life. Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2015 and last for six months. Cost: $400,000.

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. Construction is scheduled to begin in December 2015 and last one year. Cost: $3 million, $1.5 million of which is developer-funded.

Douglass Avenue Sewer Dig and Replace
Replaces the existing sewer, which has significant sag, posing an increased risk of sewer backups and overflows. Construction is scheduled for spring 2016 and is expected to take one month to compete. It will include temporary lane closures and parking restrictions. Cost: $150,000.

North Horners Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Replaces aging infrastructure, increasing sewer capacity and reducing the risk of sewer overflows and backups. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2016 and continue for six months. Cost: $600,000.

South Stonestreet Road Diet

S. Stonestreet Ave. Metro Entrance

Improves pedestrian safety and access to Metro by installing a bicycle lane on the east side, and sidewalk on the west side (Metro side), of South Stronestreet Avenue. 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 spring 2016 and continue for five months. Construction impacts will include daytime lane closures outside of peak traffic hours. Cost: $400,000, with $320,000 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 2016 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 is scheduled to conduct systematic flushing to remove accumulated fine sediment from the city water system in various East Rockville locations in October 2015 and spring 2016. Find the flushing schedule and flushing dates for your neighborhood by visiting www.rockvillemd.gov/water and selecting “Water Main Flushing.”

Concrete and Asphalt Rehab
The city’s asphalt maintenance program includes the following East Rockville roads on the list for possible paving in Fiscal Year 2016, which runs July 1, 2015 – 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, increases the waterway opening to reduce the potential for the stream to flood 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 spring 2016 and last six months. Constructions 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: $1.2 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 fall 2016 and take 18 months to complete. Construction impacts will include full and partial road closures, detours, temporary driveway closures and tree removal to accommodate roadway widening. 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 .