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Dorsey Mill Road Bridge Clears Planning Board Hurdle

The proposed Dorsey Mill Road bridge over I-270 cleared another hurdle this month as the Montgomery County Planning Board approved an amended Final Forest Conservation Plan for the proposed bridge.

The Dorsey Mill Road bridge will be located just north of the Father Hurley overpass on I-270 and will connect Century Boulevard on the west side of I-270 with Observation Drive on the east side. The bridge has been part of the master plan for Germantown since 2009. The bridge is part of the original Corridor Cities Transitway, which the State of Maryland first proposed in 2012. The transitway is a 15-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that would run from Shady Grove Metro Station in Gaithersburg to Clarksburg, along a route that would run parallel to the proposed MD-355 Corridor BRT network.

At this point the CCT is not part of the County’s FY15 –FY20 Capital Improvements Program.

At the Planning Board meeting held in Rockville on Thursday, Dec. 17, the Board approved an amendment to the