The Edgemont project will transform the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Edgemoor Lane through the development and construction of a new 15 story, 154 unit multi-family property. Incorporated into the building is an exciting glass and metal panel facade that will match the curve of Woodmont Avenue and tie the building to its surroundings. The project will also create a new public green space along Edgemoor Lane, providing a new neighborhood amenity and greatly improved streetscape experience.
This hole continues to get deeper! Mass excavation and support of excavation continue to steal the spotlight for work onsite. Since our last update, installation of the support of excavation piles has finished up and the large red drill rig has moved off-site. The excavation is at the point where the contractor is now installing tie-backs through the lagging boards. Tiebacks are cables that extend into the dirt beyond the project which get grouted in and act as dirt anchors to keep everything supported. Over the next few weeks you will see some utility work happening around our project, which will be very similar to the work that is currently ongoing for the other construction project down the road. Pedestrians walking down Woodmont soon will be relocated to a walkway along the barriers, you may have noticed the wood ramp that was just constructed.
Current and upcoming activities include the following:
Installation of the support of excavation piles will be drilled to reduce noise; however, the installation process, even with drilling, requires heavy machinery that at times will be noisy. Similarly, the Demolition and Excavation processes will require the use of heavy equipment and trucking of excavated materials. It is reasonable to expect some noise with all the large equipment and truck activity throughout these phases, but we will work to minimize the impact as best we can. Construction activities will abide by Montgomery County’s requirements for schedule and noise.
Through multiple coordination meetings with MCDOT and Bethesda Urban Partnership, we have developed a plan that provides pedestrian access around the project site. In order to accomplish this and allow for safe construction deliveries, the project will utilize the curb lane along the west side of Woodmont Avenue and the curb and one drive lane on the north side of Edgemoor Lane. The roadways around the project will receive new construction signage and temporary striping to direct traffic accordingly. During the early stages of the project there will be periodic daytime sidewalk closures necessary to keep pedestrians a safe distance from adjacent construction. This is being done in coordination with Montgomery County in order to allow for the sidewalks to be utilized as long as possible before moving pedestrians into the curb lanes.