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Work begins on Sligo Creek

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Sligo Creek bridge repairSligo Creek's bridge is being repaired in Takoma Park. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER

The State Highway Administration recently awarded a $1.9 million contract to improve a section of a trail along Sligo Creek that is frequented by hikers and cyclists.

Work on the project began last week and is expected to be finished by the end of the year, said Christopher Bishop, a spokesperson for the State Highway Administration.

Between now and the project's completion, crews will be closing one lane in both directions intermittently.

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Local residents clean up Sligo Creek

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SweepSligoCreek3MarkPoetkerLocal volunteers clean up litter along Sligo Creek. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER

TAKOMA PARK – Dozens of volunteers cleaned up litter at 14 sites along and near Sligo Creek during a “Sweep the Creek” event hosted by Friends of Sligo Creek last weekend.

It rained nearly the entire two-hour period Saturday morning.

Resident Barbara Underwood said this was her family’s first time participating in the two-day event.

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Two structurally deficient bridges slated for help

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New Hampshire Sligo SHA filephotoThe Maryland State Highway Administration is planning to rehabilitate two structurally deficient bridges crossing Sligo Creek in Montgomery County. The bridge carrying New Hampshire Avenue is already in the demolition phase of rehabilitation, while the SHA is making plans to repair the Carroll Avenue Bridge next year in order to minimize traffic congestion.

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