Development Update: Week of April 27, 2020

April 26th, 2020

Marriott International Headquarters

Week of April 27, 2020

Early morning work continues with delivery and placement of concrete beginning at 5:30 a.m. We anticipate this work to continue most weekdays through the fall of 2020.

Repair to Pepco conduits within the center lane of Wisconsin Avenue continued this weekend and are expected to continue through the early part of this week.

Meanwhile, underground utility work will be limited to completing some connections for the Marriott Hotel along the western part of the site. Meanwhile, Pepco continues performing utility work during nighttime hours. Surrounding communities may experience intermittent power outages related to the Pepco work, which is scheduled for April 27 and April 30.

Along the southern side of Norfolk Avenue, a covered walkway has been completed. The walkway will allow for uninterrupted pedestrian access and provide protection from overhead work throughout the duration of the project.

Throughout this project, approved Montgomery County and State Highway traffic and pedestrian control plans ensure minimal impact to traffic flow around the construction site. For available walkways around the construction site along Woodmont, Norfolk, and Wisconsin Avenues, view the pedestrian site logistics plan here. The safety of commuters and pedestrians around the construction site is vitally important, so we ask that you please be vigilant and pay close attention to detour signs and flagging operators as they help to ensure your safety, direct traffic, and minimize disruptions.

Bi-monthly construction updates

The development team is committed to an open dialog with the community and holds bi-monthly construction updates open to the general public. These updates are generally scheduled for the first Tuesday of every other month and take place in downtown Bethesda at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center located at 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814.

However, due to health concerns related to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding the regularly scheduled bi-monthly meetings until further notice. Until then we encourage you to submit any questions or comments to


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For questions, contact Barney Silver, Vice President, Construction at Boston Properties; or Alex Paschalides, Project Manager at Hensel Phelps. Please send your email to or call (240) 514-7831 to leave a voicemail message.