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Montgomery County Base Realignment
And Closure (BRAC) Projects

Rockville Pike & Cedar Lane Intersection


  • Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration

Coordinating agencies:

  • Montgomery County Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Navy
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
  • National Capital Planning Commission


  • Tier One projects funded by the Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Tier Two projects funded through a grant from the DoD Office of Economic Adjustment for transportation projects at BRAC-impacted military medical facilities.


  • Tier One Projects:
  • Tier Two Projects:
    • Estmiated completion: Fall, 2016 (weather permitting)
      • Follow these steps to use the SHA web site:
      • Select “Projects and Studies” from left-column menu
      • Scroll Down and select “SHA Projects Page”
      • Scroll way down. Select “Montgomery County" from “Select a County” drop down menu.
      • Select Project: #4 – MD 355/Cedar Lane.  There are several tabs to look at:
        • Project Schedule Documents Contacts Maps Media Feedback FAQ
      • It is highly recommended that you use the FEEDBACK tab to ask questions or relay concerns about the project.

Scope of Work:

  • Tier One Projects:

    • From westbound Cedar Lane, add southbound left turn lane onto Wilson Drive (at National Institutes of Health)
    • From North Wood Dr., National Naval Medical Center, add northbound right turn lane onto Cedar Lane
    • Add morning rush hour signal for southbound left turns onto N. Wood Drive, National Naval Medical Center
    • Increase space for more vehicles waiting to turn left going southbound at N. Wood Drive, National Naval Medical Center
    • Increase space for more vehicles waiting to turn left going northbound at the National Institutes of Health commercial vehicle inspection facility
    • Replace two culverts beneath Rockville Pike/MD 355 at Cedar Lane
    • Restripe Cedar Lane (but add no additional lanes) to facilitate turns and traffic flow
  • Tier Two Projects:
    • Widen Cedar Lane east and west of Rockville Pike to create dedicated turns and realign culverts
    • Create an additional northbound lane north of Cedar Lane by widening along the right-of-way  (NOTE: This project depends on the outcome of environmental and traffic studies that will be conducted after the Tier One Projects and the widening of Cedar Lane listed above have been completed.)

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