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    MCDOT Schedules Fall Cleaning of County Parking Garages

    The Montgomery County Department of Transportation's (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management is scheduled to begin its Spring washdown of all 21 County-owned parking garages in Silver Spring, Bethesda and Wheaton. The washings will occur on nights and weekends and scheduled to begin in Silver Spring garages on September 11, 2022 and end in Wheaton garages on November 3, 2022.

    Learn more about the cleaning and get the full schedule.

    County Press Release

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    MCDOT will resume booting from October 3

    MCDOT will reinstate the booting enforcement program starting from Monday, October 3, 2022.

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    Temporary Closure of Garage 49 Elevators

    The elevators on the Edgemoor Lane side of the Metropolitan Garage (Garage 49) are undergoing repairs and are closed until further notice. The elevators nearest to Old Georgetown Road are operational.

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    Garage 11 Operational Changes

    On or about August 1, 2022, public use of the Woodmont Corner Garage (Garage 11) will be restricted to evening hours of 6pm - 6am, weekends and county holidays. The garage be unavailable to the public during weekday business hours of 7am - 6pm. Gates will restrict entry and exit during these hours. Hours requiring payment at Garage 11 will be on weekdays between 6pm - 10pm. Weekends and holidays will remain free of charge. Centralized pay stations and mobile payment are both available in the garage.

    There is plentiful public off-street parking available nearby, including at Metropolitan Garage (Garage 49), Cordell - St. Elmo Garage (Garage 40) and Auburn - Del Ray Garage (Garage 36). Learn more.

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    Sites Available for Affordable Housing Development

    Montgomery County continues to build on its recent successes in adding to the affordable housing stock by offering 18 County-owned properties for the development of affordable housing. The County invites the development community to submit letters of interest for development of the properties with affordable housing.

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    Garage 11 temporary entrance/exit lane closure on Old Georgetown

    Beginning on or about April 25, 2022, the entrance and exit lanes on the Old Georgetown Road side of Garage 11 will be closed 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday until further notice. The Woodmont Avenue entrance and exit lanes will remain open. The closure is required to facilitate the installation of a mural on the garage's facade.

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    MCDOT Schedules Spring Cleaning of County Parking Garages

    The Montgomery County Department of Transportation's (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management is scheduled to begin its Spring washdown of all 21 County-owned parking garages in Silver Spring, Bethesda and Wheaton. The washings will occur on nights and weekends and scheduled to begin in Silver Spring garages on April 11, 2022 and end in Wheaton garages on June 17, 2022.

    Learn more about the cleaning and get the full schedule.
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    Hours change coming to Silver Spring and Wheaton on-street

    On or about April 1, 2022, MCDOT will begin the process of extending on-street operational hours from 6pm to 10pm in the Silver Spring and Wheaton PLDs. The new hours requiring payment for Silver Spring on-street meters will be 9AM-10PM, Monday-Friday. And the new hours requiring payment for Wheaton on-street meters will be 9AM-10PM, Monday-Saturday. The meters accept credit cards, coins and mobile payment

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    New Parking Lot coming to Silver Spring (Lot 4 - Fenton Village Lot)

    On or about March 1, 2022, MCDOT will open a new parking lot for public use, Lot 4. The lot is located at 906 Silver Spring Avenue in Silver Spring and is adjacent to Garage 4 (Fenton Street Village Garage). There are 24 long-term spaces available with mobile payment and PCS being the only payment methods. The zone number to begin a session is 2040001. The lot was recently acquired at no cost to the county.

    Learn more about Lot 4, including operational hours and rates.

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    Permits available for Montgomery County Parking

    Effective March 2022, The Montgomery County Division of Parking Management announces that Monthly PCS permits will be honored at the Metropolitan Garage 49 in Bethesda and Carpool permits will be honored at the Wheaton Market Garage 13 and Amherst Garage 45.

    The Division of Parking Management offers several Parking Convenience Permits (PCS) to maximize the value and availability of parking within the Parking Lot Districts. Monthly, AM/PM, Carpool, and Daily permits are available for purchase via Online through the County webpage, In-Person at Parking Sales Stores, and via Mail-In Processing. Convenience Access Cards are available for specific garage use in Silver Spring and Bethesda.

    When properly displayed on the vehicle, permits purchase in advance authorize that vehicle to park in the district for which it is issued without payment of the hourly fee at long-term metered spaces. Full refunds for returned permits are only allowable prior to the active month. Prorated refunds for Monthly permits are only allowable with the return of the permit. No refund is permitted for Carpool, AM/PM or Daily permits once the month or day requested has begun.

    Learn more about these and other parking permit services.

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    Garage 11 payment system modernization and rate change

    On or about on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will change the payment system and rates in the Woodmont Corner Garage (Garage 11) in Bethesda. The existing pay on foot system will be replaced with a pay by plate system . The new system will operate like metered spaces where customers estimate their duration and prepay prior to leaving for their destination. Mobile payment will be available for the first time in the facility. The new hourly rate will be $1.50. The hours of operations and PCS status will remain the same.

    Learn more about Garage 11 modernization.

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    Rate & hour changes in PLDs

    The County Council adopted the parking rates as part of the FY2022 budget process. New parking rates at County-operated garages, parking lots and street meters will go into effect on or about Monday, January 3, 2022, and will be implemented in stages over the following months. Division of Parking Management will place information signs notifying the parking public at affected lots and garages in advance of the planned change.

    Learn more about rates & hour changes in Parking Facilities.

    Click here for County Press Release.

    PLD Effective Date Facilities Affected New Rates New Hours
    Bethesda January 3, 2022 Garages 40, 47, 57 $1.75 per hour
    Bethesda January 3, 2022 Garages 31, 35, 36, 42, 49 $1.50 per hour
    Bethesda January 3, 2022 Lots 8, 10, 24, 25, 28, 41, 44 $2.00 per hour
    Bethesda February 1, 2022 Garages 11 $1.50 per hour
    Silver Spring January 3, 2022 Garages 3, 7, 9, 16, 58, 60, 61 7:00am - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday
    Silver Spring January 18, 2022 Garages 2, 4, 5/55 7:00am - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday
    Silver Spring January 3, 2022 All Lots in Silver Spring 7:00am - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday
    Wheaton January 3, 2022 Garages 13, 45 7:00am - 10:00pm, Monday - Saturday $1.00 per hour
    Wheaton January 10, 2022 All Lots in Wheaton 7:00am - 10:00pm, Monday - Saturday $1.00 per hour
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    Garage 47 Rehabilitation Project partial re-opening

    On or about Monday, December 13, 2021, a portion of Garage 47 that has been closed to the public due to the on-going rehabilitation project will re-open. Approximately 130 parking spaces on the the eastern roof and the level immediately below the roof will be available to the public. The spaces are accessible via the pass-throughs on Levels 3 and 4 of the western portion of the garage. As with the other spaces in the garage, payment may be made at the Pay by Space kiosks located on the ground level, through mobile payment or by purchasing a PCS permit . The other levels that have been closed will remain so as work continues to be carried out.

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    MCDOT will resume booting and towing from Nov 1

    MCDOT will reinstate the booting and towing parking enforcement program starting on Monday, Nov.1. MCDOT had suspended certain aspects of its parking enforcement program in March of 2020 to prevent hardship to customers impacted during the COVID-19 health crisis.

    County Press Release

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    Garage 49 - Access card readers disabled

    The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Metropolitan Garage 49 has experienced a system failure that affects its Frequent Parker Access Card accounts. Access card readers have been disabled at this location, and customers are asked to pull a ticket and pay the cashier with cash or credit card. The balances of the accounts are safe, but cannot be used at this time. The Division of Parking Management is investigating a system recovery or refund options for these accounts.

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    Mobile payment only pilot program

    On or about Monday, August 30, 2021, MCDOT will pilot a mobile payment only program on a section of Second Avenue in Silver Spring. Mobile payment allows visitors a contactless way to pay for parking by entering their zone number in the mobile app and then heading off to a destination without interacting with a meter. For more information on the pilot program, how to use the mobile app and metered parking alternatives, click here .

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    MCDOT begins installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging station wayfinding signs

    MCDOT has begun the process of installing 42 EV charging station wayfinding signs in Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton. The signs will be located in and around public parking facilities that currently have EV charging stations. Wayfinding is a comprehensive signage system in a standardized format communicating the location of various destinations to the public. This project's goals are to assist current EV owners locate charging stations and to create public awareness of the county's charging infrastructure. There are currently 20 Level 2 charging stations available at parking facilities in Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton.

    County Press Release

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    MCDOT to Resume Late Fees for Outstanding, Unpaid County Parking Citations on Aug. 1

    MCDOT, which suspended late fees on parking tickets in March of 2020, to prevent undue hardship to customers during the COVID-19 health crisis, will resume collecting late fees starting Aug, 1. However, late fees for parking citations issued from Jan. 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, will be waived provided that the tickets are paid by Aug, 1. Visit Pay Parking Ticket to look up citations by PVN# or plate number online and find out how to resolve your balance.

    County Press Release

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    Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters free on Friday, June 18

    In observance of Juneteenth, Public Parking is Free on Friday, June 18. Includes on-street meters, lots and garages.

    County Press Release

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    Permit Sales Stores Resume Regular Hours of Operation

    On Tuesday June 15, the two parking sales stores located in Bethesda (Cheltenham Garage, No. 42) and Silver Spring (Town Square Garage, No. 61) will be resuming regular hours of operation, from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. These locations may be used to pay County parking citations, purchase monthly parking passes and other County issued parking permits .

    Click here for more information.

    Online and mail-in services continue to be available to serve the needs of our community and mobility customers who do not wish to or cannot visit the stores in person. Customers can pay a parking citation or buy a parking permit online.

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    MCDOT Schedules Spring Cleaning of County Parking Garages

    The Montgomery County Department of Transportation's (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management is scheduled to begin its Spring washdown of all 21 County-owned parking garages in Silver Spring, Bethesda and Wheaton. The washings will occur on nights and weekends and scheduled to begin in Silver Spring garages on April 14, 2021 and end in Wheaton garages on June 5, 2021.

    Learn more about the cleaning and get the full schedule.

    County Press Release

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    MCDOT to resume rush hour ticketing on Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue

    The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will resume rush hour ticketing on Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue on Thursday, April 1st. This decision was made as a result of communication between Montgomery County and Maryland State Highway Administration as it has been observed there has been a significant increase in traffic volume therefore impacting the free flow of traffic during these restricted hours.

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    Planning Place Parking Lot (Lot 2) in Silver Spring will permanently close

    On or about Thursday, April 1, 2021, the Planning Place Parking Lot (Lot 2) in Silver Spring will permanently close. Plentiful short- and long-term parking can be found at the adjacent Spring Cameron Garage (Garage 2). The lot is closing to accommodate redevelopment of the site into a mixed-use project including residential and retail uses.

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    Temporary work at Waverly Garage (Garage 47) - Pay Station Bollard Project

    On or about March 15, 2021, new bollards will be installed at and around pay stations in Garage 47 (Garage Entrance from Montgomery Ave). Duration of the project is scheduled for seven days. Mobilization will provide all safety measures as necessary to protect pay stations along with dust migration during demolition and construction. Traffic control will be provided by the contractor as needed daily for the project duration.

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    Temporary work at Wheaton Market Place Garage (Garage 13)

    On or about March 17, 2021, Level 4 in Garage 13 will be temporarily closed for approximately 3 months. The temporary closure is necessary to facilitate waterproofing and concrete repair work.

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    Temporary work at Wayne Avenue Garage (Garage 60)

    On Thursday February 25, 2021, there is a planned outage at Garage 60 at 10 pm. The objective is to improve the grounding solution in the Garage. The outage will last for 3 hours. MCDOT night crew will place temporary barriers to prevent cars entering during this period of outage. However, cars can leave.

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    Garage 47 payment system modernization

    On or about Thursday, February 25, 2021, MCDOT will modernize the payment system in the Waverly Garage (Garage 47). The existing single space meters will be removed and replaced with centralized pay stations. The new payment system is pay by space which operates like single space meters where customers estimate their duration and prepay prior to leaving for their destination. Unlike single space meters, the pay stations accept credit cards. Mobile payment will continue to be offered in the garage as well. The hours of operations, rates, durations and PCS status will remain the same.

    Click here for more information.

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    Temporary work at Town Square Garage (Garage 61)

    On Thursday February 11, 2021, there is a planned outage at Garage 61 at 10 pm. The objective is to improve the grounding solution in the Garage. The outage will last for 3 hours. MCDOT night crew will place temporary barriers to prevent cars entering during this period of outage. However, cars can leave.

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    Reinstating Parking Enforcement and Charging

    On or about Monday, Feb 1, 2021, enforcement and charging will be reinstated in Bonifant/Dixon Garage in Silver Spring (Garage 5/55), Auburn/Del Ray Garage (Garage 36) in Bethesda and Price-Fern Lot (Lot 17) in Wheaton. We will be notifying the public by updating our website, social media posts, and notices in garages.

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    Bonifant Street access to Garage 5 to close indefinitely

    Beginning on or about February 8, 2021, the Bonifant Street entrance and exit to the Bonifant-Dixon Garage (Garage 5) will close indefinitely due to upcoming Purple Line construction. The Dixon Avenue entrance and exit will remain open at all times.

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    Temporary work at Auburn-Del Ray Garage (Garage 36)

    On Friday, January 22, 2021, Garage 36 entrance will be temporarily blocked at 10 am for upto an hour for a concrete pour activity. A flag person will be on hand to manage traffic.

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    Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters free on County observed holidays

    On-street parking meters or facilities do not require payment on Christmas and New Year's Day.

    Click here for County Press Release.

    Click here for more information.

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    Temporary work at Auburn-Del Ray Garage (Garage 36)

    Construction update Dec 18, 2020 - Auburn-Del Ray Garage (Garage 36) in Bethesda is now open.

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    Parking information during upcoming snow event - Dec 16, 2020

    The Montgomery County Government and its facilities will operate on a normal schedule during the upcoming snow event. Regular parking enforcement, hours and rates remain in effect. In the event Montgomery County declares a snow emergency, parking will be restricted on-street along snow emergency routes and free parking will be made available at all off-street county-owned parking garages.

    Click here for MCDOT Press Release.

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    Curbside Pickup Zones

    MCDOT Division of Parking Management has added additional “No Parking” zones. These zones are being added to facilitate curbside restaurants, retail and other uses. Currently, 47 temporary “Curbside Pickup” zones have been established in Pike and Rose area of North Bethesda, Silver Spring, Bethesda, and Wheaton.

    Click here for more information.

    Click here for County Press Release.

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    Rate increase in Silver Spring

    The County Council adopted a parking rate increase in downtown Silver Spring as part of the FY21 budget process. Effective on or about Monday, November 2, MCDOT will modify the parking hourly rates of on-street meters, off-street lots and garages, and permits. In accordance with the Transportation Fees, Charges, and Fares resolution, the new rates will be instituted to optimize occupancy and meet the customer service goals and transportation trends within the Silver Spring Parking Lot District (PLD). The Division of Parking Management will place information signs notifying the parking public at affected lots and garages in advance of the planned change.

    Click here for Rates & Hours in Parking Facilities.

    Click here for County Press Release.

    Parking Rates
    Effective Date Facilities Affected New Rates
    November 9, 2020 Lots 18, 29 and 38 $1.25 per hour
    November 16, 2020 Lot 2 $1.25 per hour
    November 16, 2020 Garages 3, 7, 9 and 16 $1.00 per hour
    November 17, 2020 Garages 2 and 4 $1.00 per hour
    November 30, 2020 Garages 58, 60 and 61 $1.25 per hour
    December 1, 2020 On-street $2.00 per hour
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    Temporary work at NOAA Garage (Garage 58)

    MCDOT Division of Parking Management will conduct electrical maintenance on the switchboards on Saturday, November 21 at Garage 58 in Silver Spring. During this time, there will be no power except emergency lights from 6 am to 12 pm. The elevators will be out of service between 11 am and 12 pm.

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    MCDOT Issues Request for Development Proposals for Bethesda Public Parking Lots

    MCDOT has issued a Request for Development Proposals as it seeks creative, viable proposals from qualified teams for a development project at Public Parking Lots No. 25 and 44 in the Bethesda Parking Lot District.

    Responses are due by 3 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2021. A pre-submission meeting will be hosted by MCDOT at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23. The deadline for questions is 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4.

    Click here for more information.

    Click here for County Press Release.

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    MCDOT Resumes Enforcement in Residential Parking Permit (RPP) zones

    MCDOT Division of Parking Management resumes residential permit zones enforcement.

    Click here for more information about RPP.

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    MCDOT to open Wheaton Market Place Garage (Garage 13)

    The Montgomery County Department of Transportation's Division of Parking Management will open to the public the Wheaton Market Place Garage (Garage 13) under the new county government office building (11219 Grandview Avenue) on Monday, October 12. Payment is required from 9:00am -6:00pm during weekdays and enforcement is underway.

    Click here for more information.

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    Ceremony to commemorate Mural on the exterior of the Woodmont-Rugby Garage (Garage 35)

    A ceremony to commemorate the recently completed mural on the Woodmont - Rugby Garage (Garage 35) in Bethesda will be held the ceremony will be held during the week of Sep 28. Speakers will include representatives from the County, Bethesda Urban Partnership, MNCPPC and the artist, Megan Lewis. The transportation themed mural is a first for a public parking garage in Bethesda and adds splashes of color to the east and north facades of the facility.

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    MCDOT Schedules Semi-Annual Fall Cleaning of County Parking Garages

    The Montgomery County Department of Transportation's (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management is scheduled to begin its semi-annual interior washdown of all 21 County-owned parking garages in Silver Spring, Bethesda and Wheaton.

    The washings will occur on nights and weekends in this fall. The cleanings are scheduled to begin in Silver Spring garages on September 13 and end in Wheaton garages on November 4.

    Click here for full schedule.

    Click here for County Press Release.

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    Bethesda Listening Session - Lot 25 and 44

    MCDOT in partnership with the Bethesda Urban District invites you to a Listening Session on Public Parking Lot 25 and 44 Request for Development Proposal (RFDP) on August 19, 2020 at 7 pm. The session will include a brief presentation on the Request for Proposal Process and will provide us the opportunity to gather feedback and suggestions from the local business community and residents to inform recommendations prior to the release of the RFDP. 

    Click here for more information.

    Click here for County Press Release.

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    Mural on the exterior of the Woodmont-Rugby Garage (Garage 35)

    In a partnership between the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), an artist has been selected to paint a mural on the exterior of the Woodmont-Rugby Garage (Garage 35). On or about August 10, 2020, the artist will begin installing the mural on the east and north facades of the garage. The installation process is expected to take two to four weeks. A first of its kind for a public parking garage in Bethesda, the colorful addition will be visible from Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane.

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    Temporary Closure of Capital Crescent Garage (Garage 31) Entrance/Exit

    Woodmont entrance/exit will open on July 16, 2020. The membrane installation is completed.

    Bethesda entrance/exit will be closed from July 16, 2020 until July 24, 2020 for the reconstruction of the traffic bollards and signpost anchorages.

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    Temporary closure and one-way traffic pattern coming to the Woodmont Corner Garage's (Garage 11) Old Georgetown Road entrance and exit lanes.

    Beginning on or about July 13, 2020, county contractors will begin restoring Garage 11's facade on the Old Georgetown Road side. As a result, the Old Georgetown Road entrance and exit lanes will be closed for up to the first five days of construction to enable the building of scaffolding. During that time, access and egress will only be available on the Woodmont Avenue side. Once the scaffold is erected the Old Georgetown Road driveway will reopen to one-way traffic. The direction of traffic will be in-bound during the morning and out-bound during the evening. The one-way traffic status will remain in place until the facade restoration is completed in mid-September.

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    Curbside Pickup Zones

    MCDOT Division of Parking Management has added additional “No Parking” zones. These zones are being added to facilitate curbside restaurants, retail and other uses. Currently, 42 temporary “Curbside Pickup” zones have been established in Pike and Rose area of North Bethesda, Silver Spring, Bethesda, and Wheaton.

    Click here for more information.

    Click here for County Press Release.

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    MCDOT Launches ‘Shared Streets’ Initiative to Support Safe Outdoor Activity and Speed Economic Recovery

    MCDOT has launched its new “Shared Streets” program to support safe, physically distanced activity as the County enters Phase I of recovery from the COVID-19 health crisis. The initiative will involve looking for temporary ways to modify existing uses of County sidewalks, roads, on-street parking and parking lots to provide extra space residents and businesses could use to comply with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) spacing guidelines.

    Click here for County Press Release.

    Click here for Shared streets website.

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    MCDOT Announces Notice of Intent to Begin Negotiations for the Redevelopment of Two Public Parking Lots in Bethesda

    MCDOT has published a Notice of Intent to begin negotiations for the redevelopment of Public Parking Lots 10 and 24 in Bethesda. Any parties wishing to provide comments or other information to MCDOT about development of these parcels must contact MCDOT in writing by 5:00PM on June 5, 2020.

    Click here for County Press Release.

    Click here for Notice of Intent.

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    Temporary Closure of Garage 31 Entrance

    A contractor is working at Capital Crescent Garage (Garage 31) to remove and replace the trench drain system within the garage at gates and entrances. Currently the Bethesda Avenue entrance is close to facilitate the ongoing work as mentioned and customers are rerouted to enter and exit the facility from the Woodmont entrance. Work at Bethesda entrance is expected to be completed by June 5, 2020 or before. Hence, similar work will commence at the Woodmont entrance when the Bethesda entrance is reopened.

    Bethesda Ave Entrance Trench Drain Replacement is scheduled from May 22 to June 5.

    Woodmont Ave Entrance Trench Drain Replacement is scheduled from June 5 to June 25.

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    MobileNOW! Ceases Operation

    Effective Monday, May 18, 2020, MobileNOW!, ceased operations. MobileNow! will no longer be an option for parking payments at County-owned, on-street meters, parking garages or lots. Parkmobile remains available at all existing county-operated parking locations.

    Click here for County Press Release.

    Click here for Pay by Cell webpage.

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    Temporary work at Cheltenham Garage (Garage 42)

    Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020, an underground drain line beneath the Cheltenham entrance of Garage 42 will be repaired. The duration of the work will be between three to five days. Only one lane will be closed during work hours (7:30 am – 3:30 pm). During non-work hours both lanes will be open. No other garage functions will be impacted

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    Bonifant Street access to Garage 5 to temporarily close.

    Beginning on or about May 11, 2020, the Bonifant Street entrance and exit to the Bonifant-Dixon Garage (Garage 5) will be closed for approximately 18 months due to ongoing Purple Line construction. The Dixon Avenue entrance and exit will remain open at all times.

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    Partial Temporary Closure of Garage 55

    Approximately 80 spaces of the Bonifant - Dixon Garage (Garage 55) on Levels 1 and 2 will be closed for six weeks. The partial closure is needed for contractors to perform traffic membrane maintenance work. The spaces are expected to reopen in mid- to late-May.

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    Permit Sales locations Hours of Operation Change

    Effective Monday, April 6th, Parking Permit Sales Stores at 801 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD and 4720 Cheltenham Drive, Bethesda, MD will have the following hours of operation; 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Tuesdays and Fridays. Over-the-Counter sales of permits, payment of citations, and all other services may take place on these days.

    Online and mail-in services continue to be available to serve the needs of our community and mobility customers who do not wish to or cannot visit the stores in person. Customers can pay a parking citation or buy a parking permit online.

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    MCDOT Changes to Parking Restrictions Help to Support More than 50 Silver Spring Restaurants Open for Curbside Pickup, Takeout and Delivery During COVID-19 Health Crisis

    MCDOT, in an effort to support restaurants that will depend on carryout orders, curbside pickup and deliveries during the COVID-19 emergency—and to also help the residents that will be using those services—last week announced that it has established “No Parking” zones in Parking Lot District areas with high concentrations of restaurants. Those zones will prevent long-term parking in spots in front of the establishment while allowing temporary “standing parking” of 15 minutes or less.

    Click here for County Press Release.

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    Temporary Closure of Garage 7 Exit

    Beginning on or about Thursday, April 2nd, one exit lane of Garage 7 (Cameron - Second Street Garage) on the Cameron Street side will be closed for necessary plumbing repair activity. The other exit lane will remain open at all times. The project is expected to be completed within two weeks.

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    Permit Sales locations and Parking Citation Services call center OPEN

    Effective Wednesday, March 25th, Parking Permit Sales locations at 801 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD and 4720 Cheltenham Drive, Bethesda, MD and Parking Citation Services call center will re-open for normal operations.

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    Temporary Closure of Garage 57 Entrance

    The Bethesda Avenue entrance to Bethesda Elm Garage (Garage 57) will be closed for repairs from March 23rd through March 28th. Patrons should use the Elm Street entrance during this closure.

    The Elm Street Entrance to Garage 57 will be closed for repairs from March 30th through April 4th. Patrons should use the Bethesda Avenue entrance during this closure.

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    Permit Sales locations and Parking Citation Services call center CLOSED

    Effective Tuesday, March 24th, Parking Permit Sales locations at 801 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD and 4720 Cheltenham Drive, Bethesda, MD and Parking Citation Services call center will be closed.

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    MCDOT Updates Parking Restriction Status During the COVID-19 Health Crisis

    MCDOT will continue to enforce most parking rules and regulations during the COVID-19 health crisis, with some exceptions. Residents should follow normal legal practices when parking. Restricted area parking violations, disabled parking violations and safety-related violations will be strictly enforced to prioritize public safety.

    One modification is parking meter enforcement that has been relaxed in areas where businesses remain open for quick pickups—such as restaurants, pharmacies and food stores.

    Click here for County Press Release.

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    Smart meters added to several lots

    MCDOT Division of Parking Management recently upgraded the payment infrastructure in four lots enabling the meters to accept credit cards. The lots with new smart meters include Lot 8 (St. Elmo Avenue Lot) and Lot 28 (Cordell Avenue Lot) in Bethesda plus Lot 18 (Gist & Philadelphia Lot) and Lot 38 (Bonifant Street Lot) in Silver Spring. In addition to credit cards, the meters will continue to accept coins and mobile payment.

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    Bethesda Listening Session - Lot 10 and 24 POSTPONED

    MCDOT in partnership with the Bethesda Urban District invites you to a Listensing Session on Public Parking Lot 10 and 24 Request for Development Proposal (RFDP). The session will include a brief presentation on the Request for Proposal Process and will provide us the opportunity to gather feedback and suggestions from the local business community and residents to inform recommendations prior to the release of the RFDP.

    Click here for more information.
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    Bethesda Listening Session - Lot 25 and 44 POSTPONED

    MCDOT in partnership with the Bethesda Urban District invites you to a Listensing Session on Public Parking Lot 25 and 44 Request for Development Proposal (RFDP). The session will include a brief presentation on the Request for Proposal Process and will provide us the opportunity to gather feedback and suggestions from the local business community and residents to inform recommendations prior to the release of the RFDP.

    Click here for more information.
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    Wheaton PLD Listening Session

    On Monday, March 9, 2020, MCDOT in partnership with the Wheaton Urban District invites you to a Listening Session on the fiscal health of the Wheaton Parking Lot District (PLD). The session will include a brief presentation on the current fiscal health of the PLD and will provide us the opportunity to gather feedback and suggestions from the local business community and residents to inform recommendations to the County Executive on the FY21 Operating Budget.

    Click here for more information.
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    Silver Spring PLD Listening Session

    On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, MCDOT in partnership with the Silver Spring Urban District (SSUD) invites you to a Listening Session on the fiscal health of the Silver Spring Parking Lot District (PLD). The session will include a brief presentation on the current fiscal health of the PLD and will provide us the opportunity to gather feedback and suggestions from the local business community and residents to inform recommendations to the County Executive on the FY21 Operating Budget.

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  • Meter Modernization

    Bethesda Facility Improvements Phase 1b

    On or about April 2020, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will begin modernizing the parking payment system in Waverly Garage (Garage 47) in Bethesda.

    The current single space meters will be removed and replaced with centralized pay stations. The new parking system uses Pay by Space and operates like a single space meter where the customer estimates their time and prepays prior to leaving for their destination.

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  • Garage 47 Rehabilitation Project

    Garage 47 Rehabilitation Project

    The Garage 47 project will commence beginning of March 2020. The project duration is 2 years. This project consists of replacing the entire garage concrete decks in all 4 elevated levels of the garage, replacing plumbing and electrical/lighting systems in the garage. This work will be done in phases to enable parking in sections of the garage.

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  • Garage 31

    Short-term parking area to be added to Garage 31

    Approximately 60 long-term parking spaces will be converted to 2-hour in the Capital Crescent Parking Garage (Garage 31) on or about January 31, 2020. The short-term parking will be located on Level G1 on the first ramp as you enter the facility.

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