Aspen Hill Neighborhood Greenway

The Aspen Hill Neighborhood Greenway Project will explore opportunities to connect the Glenmont Metro Station to the Aspen Hill Shopping Center and North Gate Shopping Center via a parallel route to Georgia Avenue. This project will also examine the feasibility and impacts of creating trail connections between the Matthew Henson Trail and neighboring communities as well as through Harmony Hills Neighborhood Park.

Neighborhood Greenways are streets with low motorized traffic volumes and speeds, designed and designated to give walk-ing and bicycling priority. They use signs, pavement markings, and speed and volume management measures to discourage through trips by motor vehicles and create safe, convenient crossings of busy streets. Design elements can include traffic diverters at key intersections, traffic circles or mini-roundabouts, traffic calming, shared lane markings, crossing improvements, and wayfinding signage to guide bicyclists along the route and to key destinations among other things.

Spring 2024 Updates

Phase I has been completed

Phase II is anticipated to begin installation in late Spring/early Summer of 2024.  This phase of the project will include various road treatments similar to those implemented in Phase I. Phase II will begin at the intersection of Hathaway Drive terminating just shy of the Urbana Drive & Georgia Avenue intersection. (Please see the map below for further details).

Fall 2022 Updates

Phase I Installation Begins Late Fall/Early Winter of 2022

The Aspen Hill Neighborhood Greenway Project - Phase 1 is anticipated to begin installation in late fall/early winter of 2022, weather permitting. Phase 1 of this project will include sidewalk connection at Palmira Lane and Aspen Hill Shopping Center, and intersection improvements along Holdridge Road between Niles Street and Epping Road.

Aspen Hill Neighborhood Greenway Phase One Map


The proposed work generally will be as follows:

  1. Route Improvements – Addition of wayfinding signs, branding and pavement markings. This includes items such as sharrows, crosswalk striping, and other wayfinding signs.
  2. Bicycle Prioritization – Switching stops signs to cross streets and adding bicycle forward stop bars.
  3. Street Narrowing – Implementing curb extensions, concrete medians, a neighborhood traffic circles / mini-roundabouts.
Once construction work begins, work hours will be Monday thru Friday between 7am and 5pm.


  • Construction Begins: Late Fall/Early Winter 2022
  • Construction Duration: 6-8 weeks

Kevin Minn, Engineer II
Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
Phone: 240-777-7228
E-mail: [email protected]

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