The city’s Department of Public Works held a dedication ceremony on June 16 for their fleet’s newest machine: a paver dedicated to the life and legacy of Wayne Butler Jr., a public works streets crew supervisor who died in February. Wayne’s father, Wayne Butler Sr., is a long-time team member
Speeding Tickets Decrease 70% Since Project’s Completion The number of tickets issued for speeding violations on a segment of Maryland Avenue dropped dramatically late last year following the completion of a city project that created bike lanes in both directions along the roadway.
As late-spring weather brings more favorable conditions, community members and commuters can expect increased construction activity on the project to improve safety and access on Baltimore Road.
Rockville is sporting flashier crosswalks in recent months as the city installs flashing beacons to improve pedestrian safety. The beacons are flashing yellow lights attached to crosswalk signs at either end of a crosswalk. They bring attention to crosswalks that don’t have stops signs or signals and are designed to
A portion of Mt. Vernon Place that closed in September as part of the city’s improvements to the Mt. Vernon stormwater management facility is scheduled to remain closed through Sunday, May 15. The closure has been extended due to the discovery of an issue with the condition of an existing
The city is using signage and arrow-like “sharrow” pavement markings to increase safety on shared roadways in Rockville as part of fulfilling the city’s Bikeway Master Plan and Vision Zero goals. The Bikeway Master Plan, approved by the Mayor and Council in 2017, envisions a multimodal Rockville where people can
Know a neighborhood that could use a sidewalk? The city’s Sidewalk Prioritization Policy helps determine if, and in what order, the city constructs sidewalks. A missing sidewalk is any existing or potential pathway that, were it hard surfaced, would be used by pedestrians in their routine educational, recreational, business, shopping,
The city’s Traffic and Transportation Commission is focused on how the city can best address emerging transportation technologies, such as self-driving cars and is brainstorming ways to become more data-driven, the commission said in its annual report to the Mayor and Council on Jan. 10.
Metro’s Rockville and Shady Grove stations will reopen Sunday, Jan. 16 after a four-month shutdown to repair and replace the stations’ aging canopies, Metro announced. During the closures, Metro demolished the canopy at the Rockville station, erected a new steel canopy structure, and made improvements that include installation of new
A “near miss” is an incident in which a person driving, walking or bicycling avoids a crash by suddenly stopping, swerving or moving. Residents and visitors who have experienced near misses in Rockville are encouraged to submit details of the incident through the Vision Zero Near Miss Survey at www.rockvillemd.gov/visionzero.
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Rockville will honor veterans of our nation’s armed forces with a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11.
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