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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is scheduled to hold a meeting on Tuesday to update the public on the construction project at the Medical Center Metro Station and Rockville Pike.

The meeting will be held at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center at 4805 Edgemoor Lane at 7:30 p.m.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Montgomery County Department of Transportation scheduled a meeting to update the public on the construction project at the Medical Center Metro Station and Rockville Pike.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane

It will be part of the quarterly update provided by the Base Realignment and Closure Integration Committee. Base Realignment and Closure, also known as BRAC, is an agency of the United States federal government working to consolidate Department of Defense properties.

Tuesday’s BRAC update will include input from Montgomery County’s BRAC coordinator and residents in the neighborhood of the Walker Reed National Military Medical Center. The state’s plan to eliminate three commuter bus routes that leave from the medical center will also be discussed.

The BRAC meeting will be truncated to allow for the update on the “Rockville Pike Multimodal Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station.” The $68 million project, fully funded by the Department of Defense, consists of constructing new entrances to the metro station and providing a safe way for pedestrians and cyclists to cross Rockville Pike. A bank of deep elevators on the Walter Reed side of Rockville Pike that go directly to the Metro platform will be built, as well as a pedestrian tunnel that will connect Walter Reed to the National Institutes of Health and the west side of Rockville Pike.

The meeting is open to the public.

ablum@gazette.net