After 17 Months of Closure, Clarksburg Celebrates Reopening of Stringtown Road
For more than a year-and-half Clarksburg residents have been avoiding Stringtown Road as one of the oldest arteries in Clarksburg was given the upgrade it deserved. No more, as of Thursday, August 31 — 17 months after it was closed for reconstruction – Stringtown Road is open for traffic once again.
Montgomery County Officials and local residents gathered on a sunny late summer morning under a tent on the road to hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new 3,200-foot-section of Stringtown Road, which connects Snowden Farm Parkway and St. Clair Road.
“We are happy to be here to celebrate the reopening of Stringtown Road,” said Al Roshdieh, Director of Montgomery County Department of Transportation. “About 60 percent of the construction costs for this project was funded by the developer, Elm Street Development.”
The project, which cost $7.2 million – was a public/private construction project which widened the 3,200-foot section of Stringtown Road from a two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway, and also built sidewalks and a bike lane, as well as stormwater management improvements. According to Sharon Ledner, Deputy Chief of Staff for Councilmember Craig Rice, McLean, Va.-based Elm Street Development paid $4.0 million, and Montgomery County kicked in $3.2 million to make the project a reality.
“It is part of the MCDOT’s ongoing commitment to providing a safe, efficient, and reliable transportation system in MoCo that enhances the quality of life for all of our residents,” said Roshdieh.