Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Semi-portable cameras will move along the parts of University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park to deter speeding in a larger section of these roads.
In an effort to curb speeding and enhance pedestrian safety, Takoma Park will have semi-portable cameras that will move periodically along New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard. Here is a map of speed cameras in Montgomery County On April 1, 2013 the Takoma Park council passed a resolution establishing Safe Speed Corridors, areas along a road where a semi-portable speed camera can be placed to prevent speeding over a larger area, on the heavily traveled New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard. Fred Shultz, councilmember for ward 6, lives near New Hampshire Avenue and said speed cameras make a difference. He said he was in favor of the Safe Speed Corridors because slowing cars down will lessen the impact of pedestrian …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Meeting to be held May 15 on project over Sligo Creek in Takoma Park.
The State Highway Administration released the following announcement on Wednesday: This month, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is beginning a $2.2 million bridge deck replacement project along MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) over Sligo Creek in Takoma Park. Located between MD 410 (Ethan Allen Avenue) and MD 193 (University Boulevard), the project should be complete late 2014, weather permitting. Beginning Thursday, May 9 at 12 noon, SHA will temporarily close Sligo Creek Parkway access to MD 650 and also close one or two lanes on southbound MD 650 near Sligo Creek Parkway to maneuver a temporary pedestrian bridge into place that will provide access to Sligo Creek Park from MD 650. Once work begins, travel lanes along MD …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Planners: BRT will help the county meet demands as population and employment grow.
Montgomery County planners are recommending that one or more travel lanes of New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park from University Boulevard to the Washington, DC line be re-purposed as dedicated rapid transit bus lanes. The recommendation is part of a staff draft of a Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan presented to the Montgomery County Planning Board on Monday. The master plan includes a proposal for a 79-mile bus rapid transit system using 10 routes across the county. The draft will undergo an extensive public hearing process before it’s submitted to the Montgomery County Council in fall. Planners say the system will help Montgomery County meet an increasing transit demand as population and employment grows. “An …
Daytime and overnight lane closures are expected through fall.
The Maryland State Highway Administration released the following on Wednesday: Beginning today, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin a project to resurface MD 410 (East West Highway) from Park Avenue to MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) in Takoma Park, Montgomery County. Weather permitting, the project should be complete by late summer. In addition to improving the ride quality of MD 410, SHA will upgrade curb ramps, driveways and sidewalks for Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, replace curb and gutter and apply new pavement markings along the one-mile project route. SHA’s contractor for the $550,000 project is C.J. Miller, LLC of Hampstead. With the start of curb and gutter and sidewalk work this week …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
County officials hope the K9 Metrobus line will relieve traffic on busy New Hampshire Avenue.
Some commuters traveling along the New Hampshire Avenue corridor have a faster transit option during rush hours, Montgomery County officials touted Monday. The K9 Metrobus will travel from the Fort Totten Metrorail Station in Washington, DC, to the Northwest Park neighborhood of Silver Spring, making fewer stops than the existing K6 line and adding extra transit service that county and Metro officials said they hope will relieve traffic along the busy thoroughfare. “Metro’s new K9 bus route will make a tremendous difference on busy New Hampshire Avenue, which has the third highest bus ridership in Maryland,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. “The K9 is the first step in a Rapid Transit System for the New Hampshire Avenue …
Monday, August 6, 2012
White 2002 Ford Expedition allegedly stolen at 12:30 a.m. on New Hampshire Avenue.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Ben Gross
Monday, August 6, 2012
Takoma Park Police responded early today to a report of a stolen automobile from in front of the victim’s residence on New Hampshire Avenue. The police report describes the vehicle as a white 2002 Ford Expedition with Maryland tags #55257M5. The vehicle was taken sometime before 12:30 a.m. Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Takoma Park Police at 301-270-1100, or via anonymous text: The vehicle has been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) stolen vehicle database. Investigation continues under case #12038640.
Friday, December 9, 2011
City Planners, community members come together to discuss New Hampshire Avenue Development.
Interested citizens and three members of Takoma Park's planning division gathered at La Cuscatleca Restaurant to talk about The New Ave Erkin Ozberk, one of Takoma Park’s planners said the informal gathering was designed to “get the people in the community talking to each other, allow us to update them on various projects and get them engaged in activities like the Garden Project which has been pretty successful so far.” About a dozen members of the community mingled with one another, the city planners and Reemberto Rodriguez, director of Silver Spring’s Regional Center. The New Ave also distributed a number of printed materials from the New Hampshire Avenue Corridor concept plan and even flyers to demographic and development one-sheets…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Grant will pay for an urban design consultant.
With budgets tight in the city and county, Takoma Park welcomed a $30,000 grant for technical assistance from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB). The money will go to contracting an expert in urban design to help figure out the best plan for the New Hampshire Avenue street scape, Takoma Park City Planner Carman Lam said. The consultant will help develop the design of sidewalks and storm water drains as well as addressing pedestrian needs along the stretch of road. The street currently offers limited amenity to pedestrians, transit users and cyclists, Lam said. The city has a year to finish the project. Takoma Park was one of eight applicants to receive a grant and the money that will kickstart the design could …