Bethesda Magazine reports that the opening–much heralded by large signs in the area–will not occur after all:
Montgomery County spokeswoman Sue Tucker said inspectors visited the site and worried about safety concerns at the construction site, which includes a new underground parking garage.
“The county has gone out there and decided it will not open until the garage opens, which is planned in January,” she said.
So the new projected timeline for opening and the ease on traffic on the area is now postponed at least six months beyond the original two-year deadline. See also the story in Bethesda Now.
I guess the question is why weren’t these problems foreseen when the County approved the plan to reopen the street while construction continued on the two buildings?