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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
$27.11M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$1.64M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Final design to occur in FY21-22. Land acquisition, utilities, and construction costs are programmed beyond the six years; the schedule will be reevaluated once the new design is completed.

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Cost Change

Cost increase necessary to update design.
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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. 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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Fiscal Note

Construction cost estimate is based on design that was completed in 2009. Final construction cost will be determined after final design is completed. Federal Aid in FY21-22 includes the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant in the amount of $1.23M.
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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.
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Budget Snapshot
$27.11M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$1.64M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP500905
Date Last Modified05/17/20
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 FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision342600164082082000001786
Land27000000000002700
Site Improvements and Utilities30000000000003000
Construction1798500000000017985
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures27111001640820820000025471
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Federal Aid123000123082041000000
G.O. Bonds25881004100410000025471
Impact Tax00000000000
Intergovernmental00000000000
Total Funding Sources27111001640820820000025471
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request1640
Year First AppropriationFY16
Appropriation FY 22 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate24830
Cumulative Appropriation0
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance0