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Montgomery County Gets $40M For Walter Reed Transportation Improvements

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Montgomery County has been awarded $40 million in grants for transportation projects at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, the Associated Press reports.

The grants will help Walter Reed deal with increased traffic caused by base realignment, Department of Defense officials say. The realignment has increased personnel at the medical complex by almost one-third and doubled the medical center's visitor load. 

The money will be used on projects including a bicycle and pedestrian path under Maryland Route 355 that will connect the medical center and the Medical Center/NIH Metro station. Three high-speed elevators are also planned to connect the street level of the medical center to the Metrorail mezzanine level 120 feet below.

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