Safety weighs heavily in future plans for Montgomery Co. road

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Future plans for a regional road include the long-term vision for a time when it’s so safe for all users, that no fatalities are recorded. Montgomery County has “Vision Zero” as a goal by 2030.

But the present for Montgomery County’s Veirs Mill Road — at the center of a newly updated master plan by the county’s Planning Board — is one of concern for many of the people who live along the state road, and for those who take it either as drivers or transit users.

Master plans are long-range projects in Montgomery County, often drawn up with a look decades into the future.

But Montgomery County’s planners are looking at ways to increase safety in the short term on the four-mile stretch of Veirs Mill Road that runs from Rockville to Wheaton.

According to Jessica McVary, one of those working on the Planning Board’s vision for Veirs Mill Road, 21…

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