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Triple Lane Closures on Beltway this Weekend

The scheduled bridge resurfacing work on the Capital Beltway over Connecticut Avenue will take place this Weekend Beginning this evening
9 p.m. Friday – 5 p.m. Saturday

The Maryland State Highway Administration advises that drivers should expect major delays and can take Georgia Avenue and University Boulevard to get to Connecticut Avenue if traveling west toward the American Legion Bridge. Other alternate routes include Colesville Road, East West Highway and the Intercounty Connector for access to Connecticut Avenue.

Much like the improvements made on the outer loop above Kensington Parkway, this project is part of the effort to resurface the roads between Seminary Road and the I-270 spur.

Please visit for instant updates on travel conditions.

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Mosquito Numbers Increasing;
Steps Residents Can Take to Control Mosquito Breeding on your Property

No, it is not just your imagination.  The spring rains—including the wettest May on record—in our region were a breeding paradise for mosquitos.  The Maryland Department of Agriculture is reporting that mosquitos have multiplied, in some areas to as much as three times their normal numbers.  Aside from just being a nuisance, mosquitos carry diseases such as West Nile and Zika, making these increased numbers and their bites something of legitimate concern for residents. 
Below is a list of steps you can take to decrease the mosquito breeding sites on your property:

  1. Clean rain gutters to allow water to flow freely.
  2. Remove old tires or drill drainage holes in tires used for playground equipment.
  3. Store plastic wading pools inside or turn them upside down when not in use.
  4. Turn over or remove clay pots and plastic containers.
  5. Dispose of all empty beverage containers, plastic wrappers, discarded toys, etc.
  6. Check for trapped water in plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats, pools, etc. Arrange the tarp to drain the water.
  7. Pump out bilges in boats. Turn canoes and small boats upside down for storage.
  8. Replace water in bird baths at least twice a week.
  9. Remove pet food and water dishes that are not being used.
  10. Don't leave garbage can lids lying upside down. Be sure water does not collect in the bottom of garbage cans.
  11. Flush water in the bottom of plant holders twice a week.
  12. Fix dripping outside water faucets.
  13. Turn wheelbarrows upside down when stored outside.
  14. Check around construction sites or do-it-yourself improvements to ensure that proper backfilling and grading prevent drainage problems.
  15. Check ornamental ponds, tree holes and water-holding low areas for mosquito larvae. Call the nearest Mosquito Control Office (see below) if you find, or suspect, mosquito larvae are present.
  16. If ditches do not flow and contain stagnant water for one week or longer, they can produce large numbers of mosquitoes. Report such conditions to a Mosquito Control Office. Do not attempt to clear these ditches because they may be protected by wetland regulations.

Contact the Mosquito Control Section of the Maryland Department of Agriculture for additional assistance and advice.

Maryland Department of Agriculture
Mosquito Control Offices
Annapolis (Headquarters) 410-841-5870
Southern Maryland 301-373-4263

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 Save the Date: September 20
7:30 pm -  Village Hall

The  Environment and Energy Committee, the Community Relations 
Committee and the Parks and Greenspaces Committee are sponsoring a talk on A Safer Choice : How to Avoid the Use of Hazardous Home, Garden, Community and Food Use Pesticides. The speaker is Jay Feldman, Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides. 

Brookville Road Park to Re-Open Next Week

Construction activity has been completed.  

We look forward to opening the park for the public's use next week. Residents are reminded that the dog park portion of Brookville Road Park will operate with specific rules and regulations regarding unleashed dogs. Signs posted at the park contain the full listing of rules and regulations that will be actively enforced. 

For more information or questions please contact the Village’s Municipal Operations Coordinator Ellen Sands by phone at 301-654-7300 or via e-mail at

Are You Prepared?

As we have experienced during various seasonal events, it is important to be prepared for local weather emergencies. In order the assist residents in their preparedness, the Village in partnership with the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) offer a number of helpful tools, plans and free alerts to assist and keep you informed.


Village Website and Blast Email System – Have you signed up for the Village’s blast email system? This is primary electronic method of communication with you. The Village has 2 email lists you can sign-up for:

Urgent News Alert – include messages such as criminal activity, neighborhood disruptions such as water main breaks, power outages and road closures and major weather events.

General News Alerts – include messages about Board and committee meetings, community events, changes in public services such as refuse/recycling collection schedules and upcoming road closures.

To sign-up for the blast email system visit the Village website at and click on the tablet icon at the top of the Village’s homepage.

Alert Montgomery – Alert Montgomery is the office emergency communications service for Montgomery County, MD. During major crisis, emergency or severe weather events, Montgomery County officials will send event updates, warnings and instructions directly to you on any of your devices. To sign-up for Alert Montgomery please visit the OEMHS website and click on the “Alert Montgomery” link at the top of the page.


Family and Community Preparedness Information – Emergencies can take many form and occur with or without warning. By taking a few simple steps now, you can ensure that you, your family and your community are better prepared to handle emergencies. To assist in your family planning please visit the Village’s emergency preparedness page, for helpful tools and links. Another important tool the Village has to assist you in your preparedness efforts is to always request a House Check when you are out town and ensure that your emergency contacts are up to date with the Village office.


For additional information please visit the Village’s website at and click on the “Are you prepared? – Emergency Preparedness Tips” link listed in the Quick Links on the homepage.

Emergency Contact Sheet

Chevy Chase Village Police 
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-654-7300

Montgomery County Police 
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-279-8000

Bethesda - Chevy Chase Rescue Squad - 301-652-0077

Chevy Chase Fire Dept
(Opposite Columbia Country Club) - 240-773-4707

Bethesda Fire Dept
(Wisconsin Ave and Bradley Blvd) - 240-773-4706

National Capital Poison Center
(George Washington University Hospital) - 800-222-1222


Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)

Emergency-Live wires down, power failure - 877-737-2662

Customer Service - 202-833-7500

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission


Emergency - 301-206-4002

Complaints, Leaks, Information - 301-206-4001

Washington Gas


Emergency - 703-750-1400

Information & Customer Service - 703-750-1000

Comcast - 800-934-6489

Verizon - 800-837-4966

**A cut out sheet is also located on page two of the January 2017 Crier.

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