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Description

This project provides funds to develop final design plans, acquire right-of-way, and construct approximately 4 miles of an 8-foot bituminous hiker/biker path along the east side of Falls Road from River Road to Dunster Road. Falls Road is classified as a major highway and has a number of side street connections along the project corridor. The path will provide pedestrians and cyclists safe access to communities along this project corridor, and will provide a connection to existing pedestrian facilities to the north (Rockville) and to the south (Potomac).
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Phase

Preliminary Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$24.83M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$0.12M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Final design to start in FY24 and conclude in FY26. Property acquisition to start in FY25 and take approximately 2 years to complete. Utility relocations and construction will start in FY26.
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Justification

This path provides access to public transportation along Falls Road. The path will provide pedestrian access to the following destinations: bus stops along Falls Road, Bullis School, Ritchie Park Elementary School, Potomac Community Center, Potomac Library, Potomac Village Shopping Center, Potomac Promenade Shopping Center, Heritage Farm Park, Falls Road Golf Club, Falls Road Park, and a number of religious facilities along Falls Road. The 2002 Potomac Subregion Master Plan calls for a Class I (off-road) bike path along Falls Road from the Rockville City limit to MacArthur Boulevard. The path is a missing link between existing bicycle facilities within the City of Rockville and existing path along Falls Road south of River Road.
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Other

Montgomery County Department of Transportation has completed Phase 2 facility planning, preliminary design, with funds from the annual bikeway program. This project also supports the County Executive's Vision Zero initiative which aims to reduce injuries and fatalities on all roads.
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Fiscal Note

Intergovernmental revenue represents the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's (WSSC) portion of the water and sewer relocation costs. Federal Transportation Enhancement Funds will be pursued after property acquisition has been completed. The project schedule is adjusted due to fiscal capacity.
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Disclosures

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

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), State Highway Administration, Utility Companies, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Permitting Services, Washington Gas, Pepco, Verizon, Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Special Capital Projects Legislation will be proposed by the County Executive.
Budget Snapshot
$24.83M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$0.12M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP500905
Date Last Modified05/18/18
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryPedestrian Facilities/Bikeways
Planning AreaPotomac-Cabin John 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 FY17Est FY18Total 6 YearsFY 19FY 20FY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision178600119000001191667
Land27000000000002700
Site Improvements and Utilities30000000000003000
Construction1734400000000017344
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures24830001190000011924711
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY17Est FY18Total 6 YearsFY 19FY 20FY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds24830001190000011924711
Impact Tax00000000000
Intergovernmental00000000000
Total Funding Sources24830001190000011924711
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 19 Request0
Year First AppropriationFY16
Appropriation FY 20 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate24830
Cumulative Appropriation0
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance0