Exciting things are happening on The New Ave! Here you can learn about current projects and keep up with their progress. Upcoming meetings for these projects are also listed on the Events page.
The Ethan Allen Gateway Streetscape will be a safe and comfortable environment for pedestrians with improved stormwater infiltration that links residents to alternative transportation options, and supports a vibrant commercial center. Final design and engineering for the Ethan Allen Gateway Streetscape project is underway. Community input into the project is welcome!
The City was awarded technical assistance funding to study the transportation, environmental, and utilities impacts of converting New Hampshire Avenue into a multi-way boulevard.
The bridge on New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650) over Sligo Creek is scheduled for redecking, with work expected to start in Spring 2013. Four through lanes of traffic along MD 650 will be maintained and Sligo Creek Parkway will be detoured during construction, as replacement of the bridge deck will be performed in multiple stages.
A Transit Center is being built by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) in the Takoma/Langley Crossroads area, it will be on the northwest corner of the University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue intersection where theTaco Bell is located.
To connect communities in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties, the Maryland Transit Administration is designing a new light rail line connecting Bethesda, Silver Spring, Long Branch, Takoma Langley, College Park University of Maryland Campus, Riverdale Park, and New Carrollton. The proposed stop in the New Ave Corridor will be at Takoma Langley Crossroads on University Boulevard west of New Hampshire Avenue.
K9 MetroExtra route
The K9 MetroExtra route will start service running down the New Ave Corridor on December 31, 2012. Building on the recommendations in the K6 Priority Bus Corridor Study Final Report, the K9 will have five stops on the New Ave; at the Maryland Gateway, Poplar Avenue, Ethan Allen Gateway, and at Kirklyn Ave and Lebanon St in the Takoma Langley Crossroads.
Visit the Planning Vision (under the development tab) portion of this website to view adopted and ongoing plans.
WMATA's C2/C4 Priority Bus Corridor Study kicked off in 2013 and explores ways to improve the Metrobus lines along University Boulevard. Opportunities for community involvement begin in April 2013. The F4/F6 Priority Bus Corridor Study was completed in 2012, the final report with recommendations are available for download.
Montgomery County is exploring developing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network that will include New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard.
See also Public Initiatives.