US 29 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Flash

 

Flash on US 29 started service in October 2020. Learn more at RidetheFlash.com.

MCDOT is looking at ways to make Flash on US 29 even better as part of the US 29 Mobility Study.

This project will construct stations for FLASH, the County’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, which will operate along US 29. Starting in 2020, the 14-mile, 11-station BRT will run between Burtonsville and downtown Silver Spring. MCDOT is building 18 new BRT station platforms with near-level boarding, upgraded station amenities, and off-board fare payment, and constructing enhanced pedestrian walkways, bike facilities and bikeshare stations.

The new BRT service will use the existing bus-on-shoulder lanes on US 29 in the northern section of the corridor and operate in mixed traffic in the southern section of US 29 and along Lockwood Drive, Stewart Lane, Briggs Chaney Road, and Castle Boulevard.

 

Schedule

Construction for this project will take place in phases at 11 distinct locations. The schedule shown below is subject to change. The duration of utility relocations can vary from one day to several months and the station construction phase will be approximately 45 work days at each location.

Ongoing and upcoming construction activity will be posted on this webpage and on Twitter using #US29FLASH. Variable message signs will be used along the road to alert the public approximately two weeks in advance of any upcoming roadwork or lane closures.

 

US 29 Bus Rapid Transit, Anticipated Start Dates
Stations Utilities Construction Amenities
Silver Spring Transit Center N.A July 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
Fenton Street North Bound Completed October 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
Fenton Street South Bound Completed October 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
Four Corners North Bound N.A. July 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
Four Corners South Bound September 2019 October 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
Burnt Mills North Bound Completed August 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
Burnt Mills South Bound September 2019 October 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
Oak Leaf Drive North Bound NA (Redesign) October 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
Oak Leaf Drive South Bound N.A. March 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
White Oak North Bound Completed November 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
White Oak South Bound N.A. August 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
April Lane North Bound Completed July 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
April Lane South Bound Completed January 2020 Winter/Spring 2020
Tech Road North Bound N.A. February 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
Tech Road South Bound N.A. February 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
Castle Boulevard September 2019 July 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
Briggs Chaney Completed December 2019 Winter/Spring 2020
Burtonsville September 2019 March 2019 Winter/Spring 2020

Bhavin Desai, P.E.
Capital Projects Manager
Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
Phone: 240-777-7290
E-mail: US29Flash.Construction@montgomerycountymd.gov