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Description

This project provides shared use path improvements along 4.7 miles of MacArthur Boulevard from I-495 to the District of Columbia. To increase capacity and enhance safety for users, the existing shared-use path along the south side of MacArthur Boulevard will be widened, wherever feasible, to an eight-foot paved width with a five-foot wide grass buffer provided between the path and the roadway. In addition, to encourage alternate modes of travel and to accommodate the needs of on-road commuters and experienced bicyclists, the roadway itself will be widened, wherever feasible, to a consistent 26-foot pavement width, essentially adding a three-foot wide shoulder to each side of the existing 20-foot pavement width. The project will also provide safety improvements along MacArthur Boulevard to enhance overall safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike.
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Phase

Final Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$18.9M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$9.8M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

I-495 to Oberlin Avenue: Construction of approximately 2.6 miles of shared use path completed in FY15. Oberlin Avenue to the District line: Design started in FY21. Construction to start in FY24 and be completed in FY25.
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Cost Change

Increased cost due to design, construction, land, and utilities relocation.
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Justification

This project improves safety and accessibility for pedestrians and bicyclists of all experience levels and enhances connectivity with other bikeways in the vicinity. In addition, spot improvements will improve deficiencies and immediate safety on MacArthur Boulevard. The Department of Transportation (DOT) prepared a Transportation Facility Planning Study document entitled "MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path/Lane Improvements". Project Prospectus in February 2004, is consistent with the October 2004 Potomac Subregion Master Plan and the 2018 Bicycle Master Plan.
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Other

Preliminary design costs were funded through Facility Planning: Transportation (CIP #509337). The project will help the County achieve its Vision Zero goals to reduce deaths and serious injuries on County Roadways to zero by 2030.
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Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.
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Coordination

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Washington Aqueduct Division), National Park Service (NPS), Maryland Department Of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Town Of Glen Echo, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), PEPCO, Verizon, Comcast; Special Capital Projects Legislation will be proposed by the County Executive.
Budget Snapshot
$18.9M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$9.8M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP500718
Date Last Modified05/24/21
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryPedestrian Facilities/Bikeways
Planning AreaBethesda-Chevy Chase and Vicinity
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY20Rem FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision54913049296214620080010050054600
Land25818107700770000
Site Improvements and Utilities204821940010094000
Construction129455563073820003382400000
Other33000000000
Total Expenditures18901880429897992008002773976454600
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY20Rem FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds18901880429897992008002773976454600
Total Funding Sources18901880429897992008002773976454600
OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)
Impact TypeTotal 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26
Maintenance22-----22
NET IMPACT22-----22
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request742
Year First AppropriationFY07
Appropriation FY 22 Request358
Last FY's Cost Estimate18901
Cumulative Appropriation9844
Expenditure / Encumbrances8804
Unencumbered Balance1040