Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase work creating headaches, flat tires for drivers

A key access route to the Beltway is getting a facelift – but while the work is underway, the rough driving on Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase is causing some serious headaches.

The Maryland Department of Transportation is heading up the project between Manor Road and East-West Highway.

The thousands of drivers who pass through every day are feeling the impact of the work.

“During the rush hour it backs up, sometimes it backs up all the way back to East West Highway, because the Beltway is just up the street,” said Mozany Sosmath., who owns Chevy Chase Autor Center.

Sosnath says he’s seen a surge in flat tires since the construction began.

“It’s been like this at least four weeks, I would say.”

The project includes resurfacing – but work is also set for curbs, sidewalks, guardrails, and traffic cameras.

If your vehicle is damaged by the roadwork, you can receive a reimbursement from the state. For more details, visit the Maryland Treasurer’s website.