Tuesday, February 18, 2014
WATCH OUT FOR TREACHEROUS SIDEWALK ON RIVER RD. BETWEEN GREYSTONE AND WILLARD
After my report on one dangerous Bethesda sidewalk along River Road, I received an email from a reader about another bad stretch just down the road. I had seen some unspecified construction work being done on the westbound sidewalk of River Road, near Willard Avenue, last week. Apparently that, the snow, and poor signage have now all combined to make a risky situation for pedestrians.
The westbound sidewalk was clear Monday between Little Falls Parkway and Greystone, but not east of Greystone down to Willard. One explanation for this could be that - if I recall correctly - several of the homes on River Road are all owned by one landowner. And the status of the sidewalk construction further down near Willard is unclear.
In any case, if you are headed along there, you may want to look ahead from Little Falls or Willard (where there are signaled intersections to cross at) and see what the sidewalk conditions are on both sides. Of course, there is now more snow from last night, so this is just a heads-up for those in the area.