Exciting things are happening on The New Ave! Here you can learn about current projects and keep up with their progress. Upcoming meetings for these projects are also listed on the Events page.
The New Hampshire Avenue bridge over Sligo Creek is under construction through 2014. Four through lanes of traffic along will be maintained, while access to Sligo Creek Parkway will be detoured during construction, as replacement of the bridge deck will be performed in multiple stages.
The City was awarded technical assistance funding to study the transportation, environmental, and utilities impacts of converting New Hampshire Avenue into a multi-way boulevard. Learn about the outcomes of the study at an update to Takoma Park City Council on September 3, 2013.
The Ethan Allen Gateway Streetscape will be a safe and comfortable environment for pedestrians with improved stormwater infiltration that links residents to alternative transportation options, and supports a vibrant commercial center. Final design and engineering for the Ethan Allen Gateway Streetscape project is underway. The project was approved for $1.255 million in federal Transportation Alternatives funding in July 2013.
Since 2009, the City has been making streetscape and other improvements to Holton Lane. See what's new in 2013.
A bus Transit Center is being built by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) in the Takoma/Langley Crossroads. When completed in 2015, the transit center will safely and efficiently serve the 12,000+ daily bus passengers that access the Crossroads.
To connect communities in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties, the Maryland Transit Administration is designing a new light rail line connecting Bethesda, Silver Spring, Long Branch, Takoma Langley, College Park University of Maryland Campus, Riverdale Park, and New Carrollton. The proposed stop in the New Ave Corridor will be at Takoma Langley Crossroads on University Boulevard west of New Hampshire Avenue.
Visit the Planning Vision (under the development tab) portion of this website to view adopted and ongoing land use plans.
Montgomery County is exploring developing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network that will include New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard.
See also Public Initiatives.