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Baltimore Road Work Continues as Schools Return to Session

Road Closure to Continue Through October for Safety and Access Improvements 

As students return to school and traffic ramps up again, commuters are reminded that a portion of Baltimore Road remains closed as construction continues to ultimately improve safety and access along the road. 

City staff and the city’s contractor notified Montgomery County Public Schools, including the principals of Rockville High School and Meadow Hall Elementary School before the closure, which will continue until late October. The city and its contractor have subsequently provided the school system’s transportation department with details of the vehicular and pedestrian detours that are in place to get around the work zone.

A map of detours around the Baltimore Road construction closure shows red dots marking the closed portion of the road, blue dots marking the pedestrian detour and green dots marking the vehicular detour.
Construction to improve Baltimore Road means the road is closed between Gladstone and Broadwood drives through late October. Pedestrians (the blue route, above) should look for signs guiding them on a detour (west to east) from the Baltimore Road closure turning right on Gladstone Drive, left on Calvin Lane, left on Dean Drive, right on Bradley Avenue and left on Broadwood Drive to Baltimore Road. Vehicle traffic (the green route) should follow the detour (west to east) turning right on Edmonston Drive south, to a left on Veirs Mill Road and left on Broadwood Drive to Baltimore Road.

Detour signs are posted advising motorists and pedestrians of the closure between Gladstone and Broadwood drives. (See the map above for directions.) Vehicles should avoid the area by using MD 28 or following detour signs to Veirs Mill Road to get around the work area by taking Broadwood Drive on the east side of the closure and Edmonston Drive on the west side. Pedestrians should follow pedestrian detour signs on streets to the south of Baltimore Road to get around the work area. 

The closure is in place while contractors replace the roadway culvert at the stream crossing near Rockville Cemetery, installing storm drain and restore the stream. The closed portion of the road is expected to reopen at the conclusion of this phase of construction in late October.

After the road reopens, final roadway resurfacing will likely be one of the final steps of the project, which is expected to be completed in spring 2022, if work proceeds as planned.  

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