Lyttonsville Place Bridge Closure!

 
On June 18th the Lyttonsville Place Bridge will be closed to allow for construction of a replacement bridge by the Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP). The construction of the new bridge is scheduled for six months, during which time the bridge will totally inaccessible until the project is fully completed.
 
Due to the heavy volume of traffic that passes through Brookville Rd. on a daily basis, it is reasonable to expect an increase in traffic congestion for all incoming and outgoing vehicles between the gym and points north (Georgia Avenue / Dale Drive. / Seminary Road / Linden Ln.). This obviously is poses a challenge for everyone who drives through the Brookville Rd. corridor, whether visiting a local business or simply using the road as a convenient cut through.
 
PLTP and Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation (MCDOT) have provided an official detour map to navigate the bridge closure, linked here: Official Purple Line Detour Maps
 
Additionally, there is a newly opened traffic easement between Stewart Avenue (a side street off of Brookville Rd.) and Kansas Avenue which will provide an alternate route through the surrounding residential area and provide easier access from East-West Highway / points south of CFSS.
 
As of now there are time restrictions on the cut-through in the evening and morning; whether or not those will be strictly enforced are yet to be determined. Using this will be the fastest way to get to the gym if you are coming from East-West Hwy., but with so many people needing to use this route it is hard to say how congested it will be.
 
In addition the official detour map linked above, we’ve attached our own maps with highlighted routes as to the best routes to get to the gym depending on where you are coming from to hopefully mitigate the effects of the bridge closure. To more easily view the attached maps, right click on the image and select “open image in new tab/window”.
 
bridge closure detour maps
The left image depicts how to get from the gym to/from East-West Highway via Sundale Rd. using the Stewart Ave. easement. The right image depicts how to get to/from the gym from East-West highway via Lyttonsville Rd using the Stewart Ave. easement.
 
bridge closure detour maps 2
The left image depicts how to get from the gym to/from East-West Highway via Jones Mill Road, Forsythe Ave., and Linden Lane. The right image depicts how to get to/from the gym from East-West highway via 16th St. and 2nd Avenue.
 

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