IMAGE: The Carroll Avenue Bridge in June, 2016. Photo by Bill Brown.
JUL 21—Takoma Park city Manager Suzanne Ludlow announced at the July 20 city council meeting that the Carroll Avenue Sligo Creek Bridge will close Monday, July 25 at 9 a.m. for repairs. The closure is scheduled to last a year or longer, she said.
Detour routes are already marked and temporary traffic lights are set up and ready to be activated when the bridge closes. City police will be on hand to deal with traffic issues. People who observe traffic problems should call the police, she says.
Traffic will be detoured around the bridge via Flower Avenue from the north, and Sligo Creek Parkway from the south. The route crosses Sligo Creek on the low Maple Avenue bridge, then follows Maplewood Avenue to Flower Avenue.
A pedestrian bridge was built this spring next to the bridge under repair. Photo by Bill Brown.
There will be a temporary 3 Way Stop at Old Carroll Avenue and Sligo Creek Parkway, and another at Maplewood and Flower Avenues.
A temporary traffic signal has been located at Maple Avenue & Sligo Creek Parkway and at the Washington Adventist Hospital entrance and Maple Avenue.
There will be a separate signed detour for trucks using State Routes 410, 320, 193.
Pedestrians and bicyclists can use the temporary bridge built next to the old bridge.
A recent city blog by Takoma Park’s construction manager I an Chamberlain has information on the closing.
The city has a website about the bridge renovation which includes traffic information and links to State Highway Administration websites.