Sunday, February 13, 2022

Paving Greyswood Rd in the Amalyn development

 Work on the new houses of the Amalyn development continues.  Just this past week they have paved the base layer of asphalt on the extension of Greyswood Road to Greentree Road.  The new portion of road is still blocked off.

This is where Greentree road used to end, with an entrance to some townhouses to the left.  Now it is paved all the way to Greyswood Rd, but the road is closed to traffic.  Toll Brothers intends to keep the road closed here until after new traffic calming structures on the existing Greyswood Rd are complete, which will probably be this summer.


The new portion of Greyswood Road in the Amalyn development. It has had a first layer of pavement put down. It is narrower than I expected.

Greyswood Road used to end right where the orange barrier is. Now it has been paved all the way to Greentree Road through the Amalyn development.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Some help for pedestrians at Old Georgetown and Cordell

The crosswalk to cross Old Georgetown Road at Cordell Avenue in downtown Bethesda, MD has always been a tough one.  There isn't a light there, and, although the crosswalk is well marked, it can be a bit hit-or-miss if people will stop for you.  There is a (small) improvement coming.  Along with signs at the side of the road pointing out the crosswalk, there will soon be flashing lights that can be activated by pedestrians wanting to cross.  These are good for two reasons, first, the flashing light makes the crosswalk stand out more, and second, it is clear that someone actually wants to cross and isn't just standing on the corner talking to someone.  The lights haven't been activated yet, there is cardboard covering the button to push, but soon they should be.