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August 2015 Midcounty Corridor Study Update

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is reviewing an option for the Midcounty Corridor Study (MCS) that includes the master planned MD355 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) alignment (Shady Grove Road to Redgrave Place) and alternatives 2 and 5. Since the BRT Master Plan was not approved until 2013, it was not included as an alternative in the original Midcounty Corridor Study. The new MCS/BRT Alternative study will examine whether the combined improvements will satisfy the transportation demands of the study area and meet the purpose and need of MCS without constructing the extension of Midcounty Highway. 

An independent MD355 BRT Study for the 22 miles from Clarksburg to Bethesda is being performed by the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) and Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). The SHA/MTA study will provide the needed travel modelling to evaluate the MCS/BRT Alternative.

The results of the SHA/MTA study are expected to be complete in early 2016, and the modeling of the MCS/BRT Alternative is expected to be complete in fall, 2016.

 

 

Project Documents

March 2015 Draft Preferred Alternative/Conceptual Mitigation Report (PA/CM):

Volume I - Draft Preferred Alternative/Conceptual Mitigation Report

Volume II - Appendices

MCDOT February 4, 2014 Responses to Comments from USACE/MDE/EPA/the City of Gaithersburg:

MDE Information Request Letter resulting from Public Comment Period:

Montgomery County Planning Board’s Recommendations on the Midcounty Corridor Study

USACE Information Request Letter resulting from Public Comment Period:

EPA Comment Letter on the May 2013 Draft EER:

The City of Gaithersburg Comment Letter on the May 2013 Draft EER:

May 2013 Draft Environmental Effects Report (EER):

Alternative 5 - MD 355 with Service Roads:

Alternative 8 - Master Plan Alignment truncated at Watkins Mill Road:

Alternative 9 - Master Plan Alignment:

Midcounty Corridor Study Video:

Mid county Corridor Study Traffic Report:

Alternatives Retained for Detailed Study:

Purpose and Need


Public Workshops / Meetings / Hearings

USACE/MDE Joint Public Hearing
August 7, 2013
Seneca Valley High School (click link to view location map, pdf, 98kb)
19401 Crystal Rock Drive
Germantown, MD 20874
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Session
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Public Hearing
Public Notice for USACE/MDE Joint Public Hearing (pdf, 3.1 mb)
Transcript for USACE/MDE Joint Public Hearing (pdf, 903 kb)

Briefing with Planning Board
July 18, 2013, 3:00 PM
8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Presentation Slides (pdf, 2.5 mb)

Briefing with the City of Gaithersburg at Mayor and City Council Work Session
May 13, 2013, 7:30 PM
31 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Presentation Slides (pdf, 2.4 mb)

Public Workshop #1
November 15, 2004, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Neelsville Middle School Cafeteria
11700 Neelsville Church Road
Germantown, MD 20876

Public Workshop #2
December 12, 2007, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Seneca Valley High School (click link to view location map, pdf, 98kb)
19401 Crystal Rock Drive
Germantown, MD 20874

Public Workshop #3
June 6, 2012, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Watkins Mill High School, Cafeteria
10301 Apple Ridge Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Meeting Materials:
Video:
Video at low resolution (Window Media Video (.wmv), 31 Mb)
Video at high resolution (Window Media Video (.wmv), 167 Mb)

Handout (pdf, 9.9 Mb)
Welcome (pdf, 1.25 Mb)
Study Process and Schedule (pdf, 501 Kb)
Purpose and Need (pdf, 654 Kb)
Stay Involved (pdf, 575 Kb)
Summary of Impacts (pdf, 988 Kb)

Final Alternatives Retained for Detailed Study (ARDS) Map (pdf, 12.3 Mb)

Alternative 1 - No-Build
Description (pdf, 691 Kb)

Alternative 2 - Transportation Systems Management/Transportation Demand Management
Description (pdf, 654 Kb)

Alternative 4 Modified - Brink/Wightman/Snouffer School/Muncaster Mill:
Description and Typical Sections (pdf, 1.5 Mb)
Plan Sheet 1 (pdf, 2.7 Mb)
Plan Sheet 2 (pdf, 3.1 Mb)
Plan Sheet 3 (pdf, 3.3 Mb)
Plan Sheet 4 (pdf, 3.3 Mb)
Plan Sheet 5 (pdf, 3.1 Mb)
Plan Sheet 6 (pdf, 2.9 Mb)
Plan Sheet 7 (pdf, 4.3 Mb)

Alternative 5 - MD 355 with Service Roads:
Description and Typical Sections (pdf, 1.3 Mb)
Plan Sheet 1 (pdf, 2.4 Mb)
Plan Sheet 2 (pdf, 2.7 Mb)
Plan Sheet 3 (pdf, 2.8 Mb)
Plan Sheet 4 (pdf, 3.1 Mb)
Plan Sheet 5 (pdf, 3.0 Mb)
Plan Sheet 6 (pdf, 2.8 Mb)
Plan Sheet 7 (pdf, 3.0 Mb)

Alternative 8 - Master Plan Alignment truncated at Watkins Mill Road:
Description and Typical Sections (pdf, 1.8 Mb)
Plan Sheet 1A (pdf, 4.4 Mb)
Plan Sheet 1B (pdf, 4.6 Mb)
Plan Sheet 1D (pdf, 4.7 Mb)
Plan Sheet 2 (pdf, 3.3 Mb)
Plan Sheet 3 (pdf, 2.2 Mb)
Plan Sheet 4 (pdf, 5.5 Mb)

Alternative 9 - Master Plan Alignment:
Description and Typical Sections (pdf, 1.8 Mb)
Plan Sheet 1A (pdf, 4.3 Mb)
Plan Sheet 1B (pdf, 4.6 Mb)
Plan Sheet 1D (pdf, 4.6 Mb)
Plan Sheet 2 (pdf, 3.2 Mb)
Plan Sheet 3 (pdf, 2.2 Mb)
Plan Sheet 4 (pdf, 2.8 Mb)
Plan Sheet 5 (pdf, 4.7 Mb)

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Newsletters

May 2012 Newsletter (pdf, 567kb)  – “invitation to attend the Midcounty Corridor Study Public Workshop – June 6, 2012”

April 2011 Newsletter (pdf, 567kb)  – “Overview of the approved Alternatives Retained for Detailed Study (ARDS) and outline of the next steps.”

October 2007 Update Newsletter (pdf, 59kb)  – “Cancellation of the Midcounty Corridor Study Public Workshop – October 25, 2007, and new schedule and location of the Midcounty Corridor Study Public Workshop – December 12, 2007”

October 2007 Newsletter (pdf, 215kb)  – “Invitation to attend the Midcounty Corridor Study Public Workshop – October 25, 2007”

October 2004 Newsletter (pdf, 905kb)  – “Invitation to attend the Midcounty Highway/Middlebrook Road Public Workshop – November 15, 2004”

May 2004 Newsletter (pdf, 958kb) – “Initiation of the Midcounty Highway/Middlebrook Road Phase I Facility Planning”

 

 

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