2021 | Transportation

Construction will close intersection of Executive Boulevard, Old Georgetown Road

Closure starts on Monday; expected to last through August

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The intersection of Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road will close for five months starting Monday.

Map from Montgomery County Department of Transportation website

The intersection of Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda will close for five months starting on Monday to accommodate reconstruction of a pedestrian and bicycle path network.

The construction is for the White Flint West Workaround project, part of Montgomery County’s capital improvements program, according to a press release from the county’s Department of Transportation.

It includes improvements to Old Georgetown Road, Town Road, Executive Boulevard, Grand Park Avenue and Banneker Avenue.

Crews will work from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday into late August, the press release stated.

The county has issued a series of advisories and detours for the area:

  • Motorists traveling east of Executive Boulevard can only go as far as 6000 Executive Blvd.
  • Drivers traveling south on Old Georgetown Road from Rockville Pike can only go as far as Grand Park Avenue.
  • Northbound drivers on Old Georgetown Road can turn right at Nicholson lane to access Rockville Pike. Alternatively, they can turn left onto Tilden Lane.
  • Ride On buses will continue to make stops on Executive Boulevard, and will make a U-turn past the 6000 Executive Blvd. traffic signal.

The county notes that drivers on northbound Old Georgetown Road can access the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Aquatic Center and Well Park, and local traffic on Executive Boulevard can access offices at 6000 and 6001 Executive Blvd.

Additionally, one side of Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road will stay open to bicyclists and pedestrians at all times, according to a map provided by the county.

More information and closure maps can be found on the county’s website.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com