Response from County Re Sidewalk Package

From: “Roshdieh, Al” <[email protected]>
Date: August 20, 2018 at 9:15:09 AM CDT
To: Jim Pekar <[email protected]>
Cc: “Kingsley, Frank” <[email protected]>, “Conklin, Christopher” <[email protected]>, “Jeffrey, Heather” <[email protected]>, “[email protected]” <[email protected]>
Subject: RE: Transportation Safety & Improvements in Rock Creek HIlls



  1. Rock Creek Hills SW Satellite Map (Silver Creek MS)
  2. Rock Creek Hills SW Map (Silver Creek MS)


  1. Impacts – Old Spring Rd (10000 E Bexhill – 3601 Saul)
  2. Impacts – Kent St_
  3. Impacts – Old Spring Rd (9712 thru 9624)
  4. Addresses – Residents Impacted
  5. Impacts – Kent (3306 Kent – 10001 E Bexhill)
  6. Impacts – East Bexhill
  7. Impacts – Old Spring Rd (9501 thru 9716)
  8. Impacts – Saul Road (upd)

Dear Dr. Pekar:

Thank you for your e-mail expressing your concerns and those of the Civic Association regarding the “sidewalk package” forwarded by our office to some, but not all residents in the Rock Creek Hills neighborhood.  

The sidewalk package is simply an initial notification to impacted residents that the county is considering construction of a sidewalk on their property.  It is the practice of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) to forward the sidewalk notification package to only those residents whose property will be affected when and if the sidewalk is built.  Although you reside directly across the street from the proposed sidewalk, your property will not be directly impacted by the construction, and therefore, you are among those that were not sent the sidewalk package.  I have attached a copy of the Impacts sheet in relation to the Rock Creek Hills proposed sidewalk, showing those addresses which will be impacted in the event the sidewalk is built.  Likewise, I have attached a copy of those residents to whom the sidewalk package was sent.

This is the beginning of the sidewalk process.  Please rest assured that, before sidewalk construction, there will be a public hearing at which anyone can participate, ask questions, and provide testimony in support or opposition to the sidewalk construction, no matter their proximity to its location. 

The public hearing is not yet scheduled, so an extension of the deadline to submit the Comments & Feedback Survey Form has been extended to Friday, September 14, 2018, as requested.  I would appreciate it if you would circulate the new deadline to your fellow residents in the Rock Creek Hills neighborhood.

I hope I have answered your questions and put you at more ease.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Frank Kingsley at (240-777-7213) or email at [email protected]  



Al R. Roshdieh, Director

Department of Transportation

Montgomery County, Maryland