Traffic shift on Georgia Avenue is part of multimillion-dollar upgrade

WASHINGTON — A new traffic pattern will take effect on Georgia Avenue beginning Saturday as part of a $39.6 million interchange construction project in Montgomery County.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will switch traffic at the Maryland 97 Georgia Avenue/Randolph Road intersection in Wheaton into a new configuration beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday.

The new pattern will enable drivers on eastbound Randolph Road to access the two far left lanes through the new tunnel underneath Georgia Avenue on Randolph Road.

The changes mean drivers will use the far left lane to enter the Glenmont Shopping Plaza.

Drivers who wish to access Georgia Avenue in either direction from eastbound Randolph Road should bear right at the split and make either a left turn onto northbound Georgia Avenue or a right turn onto southbound Georgia Avenue.

Drivers traveling in the through lanes on eastbound Randolph Road past the Georgia Avenue/Randolph Road intersection will only be allowed to make a right turn at the next intersection, at Randolph Road and Glenmont Circle.

The traffic switch will include new pavement markings, sign installation and traffic signal work.

There will be no lane closures during the traffic switch.

Law enforcement will direct traffic. The new traffic pattern will be in effect by 7 p.m. on Saturday.

In case of bad weather, the work will be done Saturday, Feb. 24.

Drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes, including Connecticut Avenue.

View a map of the location of the traffic shift.

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