Sunday, January 13, 2013
Plan your commute carefully on Jan. 21.
While fewer people are expected to attend President Obama's second inauguration on Jan. 21, projections still show between 600,000 and 800,000 people will be there. That alone would cause an increase in traffic on Washington, DC's roads, buses, trains and sidewalks. For safety and security reasons, a number of roads surrounding the National Mall will be closed on Jan. 21. Some Metrorail stations and Metrobus routes will be affected as well. The District of Columbia's Presidential Inauguration 2013 website details the status of road access into Washington, DC, on Inauguration Day: The following roads will be closed from 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21: The website also lists all of the "emergency no parking zones" in effect between 7 a.…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Don't travel these routes.
Updated 10:05 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30: At 8:10 a.m., Montgomery County reported that the following roads were partially or entirely closed due to flooding or downed trees or wires. The county is urging residents to avoid traveling today as wind and flooding still could create hazardous road conditions. Note: Roads may reopen faster than the county updates this list. A Patch editor reported that he traveled the length of Quince Orchard Road and Montgomery Village Avenue this morning and did not encounter any closures. If you have information about closed or reopened roads to relay to neighbors, please add it to the comments below. If you see a tree touching a power line, stay clear of the tree and call Pepco at 1-877-737-2662. Call 911 in …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Roads will be closed the week of Oct. 8.
Washington Gas milling and paving work will occur the weeks of Oct. 1 and Oct. 8 and we're here to let you know what roads will affect you. Street resurfacing work will begin the week of Oct. 1 through Oct. 12 on Tulip Avenue, Willow Avenue, Spruce Avenue, Valley View Avenue and Maple Avenue. Eastern Paving will be performing the work on behalf of Washington Gas. The paving work was required to repair the streets in the areas where the gas line work took place. The schedule provided to the city from Washington Gas is as follows:
Monday, July 2, 2012
Check back for updates on road closures.
There are 240 intersections with traffic lights out in Montgomery County and three of those are in Takoma Park. Remember that when a traffic light is out, you should treat it as a four-way stop. There are also 10 raods with downed trees or wires in Takoma Park. Traffic Lights Out: Trees/Wires/Road closure:
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Find out where to stay cool in the heat.
With 210,000 Montgomery County Pepco customers without power in soaring temperatures, it's going to be tough to stay cool. Montgomery County has opened three cooling centers across the county and four public libraries with air conditioning. Takoma Park has one cooling center open. Cooling centers: The Germantown, Bethesda, Praisner and Damascus public libraries are all also open. There are 500 out of 800 traffic signals without power across the county and all dark intersections should be treated as a four-way stop. The following pools are closed: All scheduled Montgomery County Recreational Department programs and activities are canceled. To report hot or sparkling wires, especially those across roadways, call 911.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
What to avoid if you have to hit the road.
Below is the most updated list of streets blocked, trees and wires down, traffic signals out in Takoma Park. Public Works staff are currently making their way through the city, according to Takoma Park Police Trees down: Streets Blocked: Lines/Wires Down: Traffic Signals Out:
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Safe Routes 5k will take place this Sunday.
The annual Takoma Park Safe Routes 5k is coming up Sunday so if you need to drive in the city, make sure not to get caught up in the action. Road Closures on Race Day include: