BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- All those new folks moving to what will be the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda this fall have a lot of neighbors -- and workers -- freaked out about traffic.
The Rockville Pike, Old Georgetown, Connecticut Avenue, Cedar Lane -- they're already jammed at rush hour.
The question really is whether they've improved the roads and signals around here enough to prevent total gridlock.
Right now, there is plenty of fear... but very little reality. Summer vacations and the slow relocation of staffers from Walter Reed in Northwest DC mean the traffic has yet to really hit.
Another 25-hundred workers and about a half million new visitors a year will have to roll through the newly widened security gates on to the new medical campus in the midst of suburban highways already among the most jammed in the region.