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Correction: Montgomery County-Traffic story

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — In a story May 19 about Montgomery County road work, the Associated Press reported erroneously the nature of the work underway. The project will create additional turn lanes and other features but will not widen the highway.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Roadwork aims to ease congestion near Walter Reed

Work begins on project to ease traffic congestion near Walter Reed hospital in Bethesda

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Some of Maryland's top elected officials are announcing the start of road work to ease traffic congestion near the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Sen. Ben Cardin are among the dignitaries giving a ceremonial "green light" Monday to the $13.8 million project near the intersection of Cedar Lane and Maryland 355.

The project will create additional turn lanes and increase the space for vehicles waiting to turn.

The project is part of a 2005 military base realignment plan that moved the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center from Washington to the Bethesda campus of the former National Naval Medical Center in 2011.

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