Tuckerman Lane Road Diet Pilot

MCDOT is planning a one-year pilot project to reduce a 1.17-mile segment of Tuckerman Lane from four lanes to two lanes (one lane in each direction) to shorten the pedestrian/bicycle crossing at the Bethesda Trolley Trail.  The pilot project will be implemented in both directions from MD 187 (Old Georgetown Road) to MD 355 (Rockville Pike) and will employ the use of flexible “flex” posts to close motor vehicle access to the rightmost lanes in both directions.  The pilot project was developed to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety in this corridor, particularly near the Bethesda Trail, in alliance with Montgomery County’s Vision Zero Initiative. 

At the end of the one-year pilot period, a determination will be made on whether the lane reductions should be made permanent or restored to its current configuration.  The proposed project plans may be viewed at the following link.

A Virtual Community Meeting regarding this pilot project was held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 3:30pm.

The period to submit feedback related to the proposed Tuckerman Lane Road Diet Pilot has ended.  All input received is being considered and MCDOT is coordinating the final decision related to this proposed project with public officals. We regret the delayed response but expect that final decision on this proposal will be posted on this website by 3/31/23. Our thanks to all who took the time to provide feedback and we extend out gratitude for your patience while we continue coordination.
2-15-23 Meeting Replay

Project Documents


Proposed Plan

Concept Plan