Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Find out how long the work will last and which areas of the park will be closed during construction.
Construction work on trails and pathways in Wheaton Regional Park is underway and will continue through May 15, according to Montgomery Parks. The Wheaton train and carousel, the playground, and picnic shelters A, B, C and H will remain open during construction. Picnic shelters D, E, F and G will be closed during construction. Restrooms are also expected to be closed during the week of April 8 until April 15 while water pipes are replaced. Port-a-johns will be available for park visitor use during this time, according to Montgomery Parks.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Police have identified the 31-year-old man from Beltsville who fell to his death at a construction site March 8.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The 31-year-old man fell accidentally at a construction site near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Veirs Mill Road, police said.
Update, March 13, 11:30 a.m. Montgomery County police have identified the 31-year-old man who fell to his death March 8 at a Wheaton construction site as José Roberto Lemus-Flores, of the 3500 block of Powder Mill Road in Beltsville. A police spokesperson said Lemus-Flores had been walking along an exposed third story decking when a gust of wind caused him to lose his footing. He fell one story onto a concrete pad and was pronounced dead at the scene. Original story, March 8, 1:21 p.m. A worker died Friday morning after falling at a construction site in Wheaton, Montgomery County police and fire officials said. The fall occurred at the site of the former First Baptist Church, at 10914 Georgia Avenue, where a six-story, 232-unit residential…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Find out when construction is expected to finish.
It's hard for anyone passing through Wheaton's downtown area to miss the massive structure rising from the ground at the corner of Reedie Drive and Georgia Avenue. When completed, the 17-story building will include a Safeway grocery store and apartments. The Safeway grocery store, under construction across from the Wheaton Metro Station, is anticipated to open late this summer, according to a report from the Wheaton Redevelopment Program. The apartments above the Safeway will be completed by this fall, the report said. The new mixed-use facility will also include a SunTrust bank, Bergman’s drycleaner and a Starbucks, Patch reported in October. This photo gallery features views of the Safeway building from different places in Wheaton. Where…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A detour will divert drivers away from work at the Safeway construction site on Feb. 3.
If you are driving northbound along Georgia Avenue through Wheaton this Sunday, you may need to take a detour. The stretch of road between Reedie Drive and Price Avenue will be closed on Feb. 3 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Southbound Georgia Avenue will remain open. Through traffic approaching Wheaton along Georgia Avenue from the south will be directed to follow this detour route: Left turn on Veirs Mill Road, right turn on University Boulevard, left turn on Grandview Avenue, right turn on Blueridge Avenue and finally a left turn back onto Georgia Avenue. The road closure will allow workers to take down a crane at the Safeway construction project at the corner of Reedie Drive and Georgia Avenue, according to Joe Callaway, chief of operations for…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Montgomery County's Department of Transportation aims to improve pedestrian safety with the streetscaping project.
Have you noticed all the construction work along Reedie Drive between Georgia Avenue and Veirs Mill Road in downtown Wheaton? Montgomery County's Department of Transportation is trying to improve pedestrian safety with concrete medians and islands and with marked crosswalks, according to a report from the Wheaton Redevelopment Program. Sidewalks on that stretch of road are also getting a new look. Joe Callaway, chief of operations for the Wheaton Urban District, wrote in an email to Patch that the streetscaping project began the second week of November and the construction phase should be completed by Christmas. Landscaping will most likely be delayed until the spring, he added.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Jerry Ricciardi of Patriot Realty says construction is “moving along.”
Twelve stories down, five more to go for the 17-story, high-rise Safeway grocery store and apartment complex, located across from the Wheaton Metro Station at the intersection of Reedie Drive and Georgia Avenue. “Construction is going well,” said Jerry Ricciardi, president of real estate development at Patriot Realty. “We are moving along as we should and things are going great.” According to Ricciardi, the 58,000-square foot "urban lifestyle" Safeway is scheduled to open in early fall of 2013, with the residential buildings to follow a few months behind. The 486 units will be completed by January 2014. The new mixed-use facility will also include a SunTrust bank, Bergman’s drycleaner and a Starbucks. Anyone inquiring about apartments …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Crews will be repairing hairline cracks on bridges spanning the central portion of the Intercounty Connector.
Fissures in three bridges along the Intercounty Connector may cause temporary road closures between Norbeck Road and New Hampshire Avenue beginning this week, the State Highway Administration announced. Patch reported that hairline cracks were found in 10 bridges along the toll road of more than 17 miles: SHA is currently working on fixing three: Longmead Crossing Drive, Layhill Road and Notley Road. Officials estimate construction should be complete this winter. Expect shoulder closures and temporary traffic signs, traffic barrels, cones, crash cushions and the concrete barriers used to designate the shoulder closures, SHA said. The bridges will stay open and the shoulder closures should cause “minimal impact” to drivers, the agency said…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Keep track of construction progress of the Costco at Wheaton Mall, and snap your own photos to share on Patch.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
See how construction is progressing for the new Safeway at the corner of Reedie Drive and Georgia Avenue in Wheaton.
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