The purpose of the MD 97 Montgomery Hills Project Planning Study is to establish a balanced approach to transportation within the MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) corridor, by evaluating existing vehicular, pedestrian, and bicyclist mobility and safety, while accommodating proposed transit enhancements and establishing a sense of place within the Montgomery Hills community. The current mix of local and regional (commuter) traffic, coupled with the existing roadway design and sidewalk conditions, creates an automobile-dominated environment that is not always conducive to other modes of transportation. As a result, local business accessibility, pedestrian accessibility, bicycle connectivity, and transit use have become major challenges within the project area. A Purpose and Need Workshop held March 13, 2012 provided the public with an opportunity to review technical documentation of environmental and traffic data and provide comment. Click on Purpose and Need Document, June 2012 for documentation on project area conditions.
Comments received at the Location/Design Public Hearing held at Montgomery Blair High School on December 1, 2015, are under review. Approximately 125 attended the hearing. Displays providing information on project background, traffic analysis and maps of alternatives were available for review preceding a formal presentation. Click on link to view Public Hearing Display Boards. A transcript of the hearing and comments received by the close of hearing comment period, December 31, 2015, will be included in the project record. Links to the Public Hearing Brochures, Mapping Packets and comment cards are displayed below in English and Spanish.
Alternatives and Options Maps Click on the Maps tab for links to maps and descriptions of Alternatives and Options presented at the Public Hearing, listed below: