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Connecticut Ave (MD 185) / Jones Bridge Road / Kensington Parkway

Description

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Mandatory Referral No. MR2010808

Phases 1 and 2 of this intersection project, extending along Connecticut Avenue (MD185) from just north of Manor Road to just south of the Capital Beltway (I-495), are under construction. Read the staff reports:

Phase 3 was approved in July 2012. Read the staff report.

Background

The intersection projects will:

  • Construct a continuous southbound right turn lane on MD185 from the ramp from the Inner Loop to Jones Bridge Road
  • Remove the free-right-turn island in the northwest corner of the MD185/Jones Bridge Road intersection
  • Construct an additional northbound through lane on MD185 from 300 feet north of Manor Road to the Capital Beltway
  • Construct a new sidewalk along the east side of MD185 from Montrose Driveway to Inverness Drive at the northbound ramp to the Inner Loop
  • Reconstruct the majority of the sidewalks within the limits of work to be offset from the curb
  • Make the intersections within the limits of work ADA-compliant
  • Construct a stormwater management facility at the end of the Inner Loop ramp to southbound MD185.
  • Construct an additional left turn lane on eastbound Jones Bridge Road, requiring the relocation of the HHMI boundary wall west of the intersection.
  • Remove the free-right-turn island in the southwest corner of the MD185/Jones Bridge Road intersection
  • Replace the westbound through-right lane with separate through and right lanes, requiring the relocation of the boundary wall of the Chevy Chase Park community along Jones Bridge Road east of the intersection.
  • Construct an eight-foot-wide shared use path on the south side of Jones Bridge Road between Platt Ridge Drive and MD185 and construct five-foot-wide sidewalks in the other three quadrants of the intersection.

View appendices detailing applicable master plans, policies, guidelines and other resources.


Existing Configuration

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Lane Configuration after completion
of phases 1 & 2

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Lane Configuration after completion
of phase 3

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Phases 1 and 2

  • July 22, 2010: The Planning Board disapproved the project and transmitted comments (80 KB) to the State Highway Administration.
  • October 22, 2010: SHA responded with comments (pdf, 200KB).

Phase 3

  • July 20, 2012: The Planning Board transmitted comments (pdf, 3.6MB) to the State Highway Administration.
  • August 21, 2012: SHA responded with comments(401 KB).

 

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Date of last update: October 5, 2012