Cedar Lane reopens at Rockville Pike -- Gazette.Net



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Cedar Lane in Bethesda has reopened for vehicles, but work continues on sidewalks along the road.

The normally busy section of Cedar Lane near its intersection with Rockville Pike had been closed since June. Workers planned to have the road open again before school starts in late August, The Gazette previously reported.

Christopher S. Bishop, community liaison for the State Highway Administration, said the road reopened at about 11 p.m. Sunday.

While the road was closed, work crews constructed culverts, repaved the road and put down new lane markings, according to a press release from highway agency. Crews are expected to continue work on the sides of the road, which may cause sidewalk closures through late this year, however.

The Cedar Lane roadwork is one of several projects designed to deal with increased traffic associated with the Pentagon’s Base Realignment and Closure program. That program has brought more commuters and visitors to the area by moving operations at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to the Navy’s medical center nearby on Rockville Pike.

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