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This project studies and proposes improvements to the safety and operation of the Wexford Drive and Beach Drive intersection in Kensington. The parkway is in the Rock Creek Hiker-Biker Trail corridor within Rock Creek Stream Valley Unit#4.
In response to citizen concerns about the difficulty of making a left turn from Wexford Drive onto Beach Drive during rush hour, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) initiated a traffic study of the intersection. Montgomery Parks’ project team is exploring a range of options and is reviewing potential short term and long term solutions to minimize the delay for left-turning vehicles, as well as reducing the number and severity of accidents occurring at this location. Parks staff also met with the State Highway Administration and Department of Transportation regarding various improvements at the Beach Drive & Knowles Avenue (MD547) intersection, directly to the south, which is anticipated to reduce the queuing of traffic through the Beach Drive & Wexford Drive intersection.
Please review these frequently asked questions for more details on the project.
Montgomery Parks hosted a community meeting on February 13, 2020, to present study results and possible improvements and gather public comments. Links to the presentation and meeting summary are below.
Links to review meeting notes and presentations will be attached to each applicable calendar event as it is scheduled and completed.
|Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7 p.m.||Community Meeting||Rock Creek Palisades Elementary School|
|Fall 2020||Parks working with MDOT SHA and MCDOT in the Planning Phase|
* Date and time subject to change. Please confirm the schedule with Montgomery Parks Staff
Jennifer Bruneau, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP
M-NCPPC Park Development Division – Environmental Engineering
Office: (301) 495-2568