Maryland State Highway Administration Credit: File photo

Safety and road resurfacing projects are about to kick off on Connecticut Avenue, Rockville Pike and Montgomery Village Avenue, and drivers along these routes are being warned to budget extra time for their commutes during the next year.

The $6.7 million projects will remove the top layer of asphalt and pave and restripe the roadways and will also include repairs to damaged concrete sidewalks, curbs and gutters and cleaning of drainage inlets and pipes, according to a state news release.

First up, with work expected to begin next week, is a resurfacing project in Chevy Chase on Connecticut Avenue between East West Highway and Manor Road. Work crews are allowed to close single lanes along the roadway except during weekday rush hours.

The workers will upgrade a traffic signal at the intersection with Dunlop Street and install concrete bus pads on Connecticut Avenue, according to the state release.

The two other resurfacing projects—on Rockville Pike between Veirs Mill Road and Mannakee Street in Rockville and on Montgomery Village Avenue between the spur to Christopher Avenue and Mid-County Highway in Gaithersburg—will begin later in August, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration.

The Rockville road work is slated to happen during night hours, the state reported. Drivers can expect to see single lane closures on Montgomery Village Avenue, except during weekday rush hours, while the resurfacing project is under way.

The three transportation efforts should wrap up in fall of 2019.

Bethany Rodgers can be reached at bethany.rodgers@bethesdamagazine.com.