Rain delays Wisconsin Avenue road work in Bethesda -- Gazette.Net


Rainy weather has delayed the start of a road resurfacing project in downtown Bethesda.

The State Highway Administration had planned to start closing lanes to repave Wisconsin Avenue on Sunday night, but heavy rain that evening made that impossible. Kellie Boulware, spokeswoman for the State Highway Administration, said work is now scheduled to begin next Sunday night.

The road resurfacing is part of a $2.5 million project that includes resurfacing the road and building sidewalks. Lanes may be closed overnight Sundays through Thursdays and during the day on weekdays, according to the administration.

Weather permitting, the work is expected to finish up by late fall.