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Cedar Lane in Bethesda to close for months

Friday - 6/6/2014, 3:43am  ET

Improving one of the worst intersections

WTOP's Ari Ashe reports

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WASHINGTON -- Beginning June 6, a portion of Cedar Lane in Bethesda will close to traffic for at least two months.

The Maryland State Highway Administration will close the road from Rockville Pike to Elmhirst Parkway, at the Stone Ridge School, to replace pipes beneath the road.

The project is part of a larger effort to improve the intersection of Cedar Lane and Rockville Pike, which the highway administration calls one of the most congested intersections in Montgomery County. A right-turn only lane ill be added to Rockville Pike, turning onto Cedar Lane.

Congestion has worsened since the Base Realignment and Closure added thousands of staff and visitors to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center nearby.

Cyclists and pedestrians will be able to travel through the work zone.

The closure will detour school buses and Route 34 RideOn buses.

The highway administration has posted a suggested detour for passenger vehicles.

The road will close just after midnight on June 6 and is expected to reopen in the middle of August.

View a map of the area of the closure:

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