Monday, July 16, 2012
After a 20-year struggle, residents will celebrate the new stoplight's activation this Friday.
The intersection at Veirs Mill Road and Claridge Road will finally have a stoplight--a hard-won victory for residents after two decades of petitioning the Maryland State Highway Administration. The community will celebrate the stoplight's activation at a ceremony this Friday at 3:30 p.m. Montgomery County Councilmembers Valerie Ervin, Nancy Navarro and Nancy Floreen will be in attendance, along with members of the county’s delegation to the Maryland General Assembly. Seventy accidents have occurred at the intersection between 2003 and 2008, including three that resulted in fatalities. See also on Patch:
Monday, June 25, 2012
Police say a Metro bus is involved.
The westbound side of the 11500 block of Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton is shut down due to a crash involving a Metro bus, Montgomery County Police reported on Twitter at 5:12 p.m. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services is on the scene, Capt. Oscar Garcia said. Garcia did not have a specific count for the number of cars and individuals involved, but he said that there did not appear to be any severe injuries. Follow Wheaton Patch on Twitter for updates. Check Patch's live traffic map for alternate routes.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Transportation officials will field questions about Veirs Mill Road project on Wednesday.
An open house on Wednesday in Wheaton will give residents a chance to learn more about a planned bus rapid transit system along Veirs Mill Road, the State Highway Administration announced in a news release. SHA will present information about the planned transit project between the Wheaton and Rockville Metro stations. There will be no formal presentations. Attendees will be able to view displays about the project from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the Holiday Park Senior Center. Representatives from SHA, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transit Authority will discuss a BRT planning study. They will explain the system’s operations and the need for the project and will compare it to other …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The driver who hit the second pedestrian with a SUV did not stop.
Update, 5 p.m., Dec. 21: Police have identified the man who died early Sunday morning after being struck by two vehicles while crossing Veirs Mill Road near the Randolph Crossing Shopping Center. The man has been identified as Luis Martinez, approximately 39 years of age, with an unknown address, police said. Martinez was originally from Guatemala. Original story, Dec. 19: A man who remains unidentified died early Sunday morning after he was hit twice crossing Veirs Mill Road, police said. It is the second pedestrian death on the road in 24 hours. About 10:23 p.m., the man was crossing Veirs Mill mid-block from the Randolph Crossing Shopping Center. He was hit first by a dark green 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo then again by a dark colored …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Man grabbed 20-year-old woman along Veirs Mill Road.
Police detectives are investigating an attempted sexual assault that occurred on Monday evening just east of Twinbrook Parkway along the shoulder of Veirs Mill Road, county police said in a news release. Officers from the county police department's 1st District, Rockville City Police and Maryland-National Capital Park Police responded to a call at about 7:10 p.m. A 20-year-old woman said that she was walking along Veirs Mill Road toward Aspen Hill Road from the direction of Twinbrook Parkway between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. when an unknown man approached her from behind and tried to start a conversation, according to the release. When the woman continued walking the man grabbed her and attempted to pull her into the nearby woods, the …