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Traffic in Montgomery County didn't improve during the past two years, a countywide mobility report finds.
Armando Trull
Traffic in Montgomery County didn't improve during the past two years, a countywide mobility report finds.

Traffic congestion in Montgomery County has not gotten any better during the past two years, and the county’s network of roads continues to be strained by increasing numbers of commuters relying on cars as their primary means of travel, county planners say. 

This most recent transportation evaluation comes from the annual Montgomery's Mobility Assessment Report. The report shows that certain corridors continue to be particularly bad for commuters during rush hours, including US-29 between Howard County and University Boulevard in the mornings, and eastbound University Boulevard between Georgia and New Hampshire avenues in the evenings.

Metrorail ridership in Montgomery County has remained steady, but bus service has declined slightly, according to the report. The survey also included a list of the county's worst intersections for traffic: taking top billing was Old Georgetown Road and Democracy Boulevard in Rockville, an intersection that hadn't been included in the top 10

There is hope for the future, planners say. Congestion should ease as more residents seek alternative commutes, and new housing developments are built closer to mass transit. The county board is scheduled to review the report at its meeting Thursday.

Top 10 most trafficked intersections in Montgomery County:

  1. Old Georgetown Road at Democracy Boulevard
  2. Damestown Road at Riffle Ford Road
  3. Shady Grove Road at Choke Cherry Lane
  4. Rockville Pike at W. Cedar Lane
  5. George Avenue at Norbeck Road
  6. MD 355 at Edmondston Drive
  7. Great Seneca Highway at Muddy Branch Road
  8. Connecticut Avenue at Jones Bridge Road
  9. E. Gude Drive at Crabbs Branch/Cecil
  10. Randolph Road at New Hampshire Avenue
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