Friday, June 30, 2017
Dangerous Wisconsin Ave. sidewalk/lane closure reopens in Bethesda (Photos)
Montgomery County officials only learned of the closure from my report on June 16, despite being partners in the 7272 Wisconsin megaproject with developer Carr Properties, and the state of Maryland.
While the County Council proved impotent in reversing the closure, the reopening comes days after my report showing pedestrians walking in the roadway, into oncoming traffic, to get around the blockade. The lack of oversight by the Council in such a critical project is eerily reminiscent of their mismanagement of the Silver Spring Transit Center construction process, raising concerns among many.