Update: Ridgefield Road Closure Extended Until Fall 2023

by Cordell Pugh
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Beginning the first week of June, Ridgefield Road will be closed between River Road (MD-190) and Westbard Avenue. An updated announcement states that Ridgefield Road will remain closed for approximately 16 months, meaning Ridgefield likely won’t reopen until at least October 2023.

Two separate posted detours will direct some traffic to Goldsboro Road, and others to Little Falls Parkway. Ride On Route 23 (Friendship Heights-Sibley Memorial Hospital) will also be detoured during the closure. One of the two sidewalks along Ridgefield is slated to remain open during the closure.

Portable Changeable Message Signs were placed during the final week of April advising of the upcoming closure. Crews have also begun staging detour signage to direct traffic once the closure is implemented.

 

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2 comments

Sara Robinson April 29, 2022 - 5:49 pm

Do you know if they will allow left turn onto Little Falls Parkway from Massachusetts Ave. during rush hour to allow travel to Bethesda during this period?

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Cordell Pugh May 2, 2022 - 11:55 am

Apologies for the delayed reply. I know that was in the cards at one point; I have not heard a final decision on that. The resulting issue would become signal timing at River and Little Falls; the Goldsboro/River intersection has greater overflow capacity because of its slip lanes allowing continuous (yielding) right turns.

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