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City Seeks Input on Sidewalk Feasibility Studies

The city is holding walking meetings this month offering the opportunity for public input as Rockville considers the feasibility of six proposed sidewalk projects.

Rockville staff and the city’s design consultant will conduct “walk the block” public meetings about four proposed projects to fill in gaps in the city’s sidewalk network along:

  • Frederick Avenue, from Westmore to North Stonestreet avenues.
  • Highland Avenue, from Grandin to South Stonestreet avenues.
  • Reading Terrace, from Grandin to South Stonestreet avenues.
  • Wood Lane, from North Adams to North Washington streets.

Each meeting will discuss the proposed sidewalk’s alignment and its associated impacts and will collect public comments for further consideration by the project team. The design consultant will evaluate the sidewalk links, considering costs and impacts of possible alignments.

Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/advisories for meeting details.

The city will also accept public comments in April on two additional proposed sidewalks. One would be along Monroe Street, from the path from New Mark Esplanade, continuing into Dogwood Park. The other would be along Nelson Street, from the Woodley Gardens Shopping Center to 100 Nelson St. The city will conduct an online review only of these proposed projects, which do not directly impact residential or commercial properties.

As an alternative to attending the meetings, residents are invited to review the plans, at www.rockvillemd.gov/visionzeroprojects, and submit comments by Sunday, April 30 to Andrew Luetkemeier, the city’s project manager, at [email protected].

The sidewalk feasibility studies are being conducted at the Mayor and Council’s direction as part of the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan. Learn about the plan at www.rockvillemd.gov/visionzero.

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