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Description

This project provides for the design, land acquisition, utility relocations, and construction of the 0.6 mile segment of the trail in Montgomery County between the end of the existing trail in Takoma Park and the Silver Spring Transit Center. The trail will be designed to be 8 feet to 12 feet in width. The construction will be performed in three phases: the initial phase will construct the trail segment along Fenton Street and King Street; the second phase will extend the trail to Georgia Avenue; the final phase will construct a new bridge over Georgia Avenue and extend the trail to Ripley Street. The design for the second phase will include a grade-separated crossing of Burlington Avenue, the narrowing of Selim Road, and the construction of retaining walls. Two sections of the trail north of the B&O train station will be constructed by a developer during the development of the new Progress Place and the redevelopment of the existing Progress Place sites. This project's scope of work includes connecting the two developer installed trail segments and widening the existing section at Ripley Street.
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Phase

Final Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$20.66M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$14.69M 6 Year Total
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Schedule delays due to delayed approval from WMATA, CSX, and MPI. Phase I construction was completed in 2018. Phase II design and property acquisition will be completed in FY20. Utility relocations will start and end in FY21. Construction to start in FY21 and be completed in 36 months.
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Justification

The Metropolitan Branch Trail is to be part of a larger system of trails to enable non-motorized travel around the Washington region. The overall goal for these trails is to create a bicycle beltway that links Union Station and the Mall in Washington, D.C. to Takoma Park, Silver Spring, and Bethesda in Maryland. The trail will serve pedestrians, bicyclists, joggers, and skaters, and will be Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) accessible. Plans & Studies: 2000 Silver Spring Central Business District Sector Plan. Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) accessible.
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Other

The initial design for the project was funded through Facility Planning: Transportation (CIP#509337). The expenditures reflect the previously approved FY13-18 alignment over Georgia Avenue, which provides a crossing that is safe, cost-effective, and has a more limited visual impact than other proposed alternatives. This project will be coordinated with the redevelopment of Progress Place and other construction activity in the Ripley district of Silver Spring to minimize impacts to surrounding property owners. 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

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, CSX-Transportation, Maryland DOT State Highway Administration, Montgomery College, Maryland Historical Trust, Purple Line Project, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Special Capital Projects Legislation was enacted on June 23, 2015 and signed into law on July 6, 2015 (Bill No. 29-15).
Budget Snapshot
$20.66M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$14.69M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501110
Date Last Modified05/16/20
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryPedestrian Facilities/Bikeways
Planning AreaSilver Spring 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 Supervision749133986573436131213967280000
Land147530144500000000
Site Improvements and Utilities47590466466000000
Construction112214370107843625534418150000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures2066238742102146865403674025430000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds1950927222101146865403674025430000
Impact Tax11531152100000000
Total Funding Sources2066238742102146865403674025430000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request0
Year First AppropriationFY11
Appropriation FY 22 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate20662
Cumulative Appropriation20662
Expenditure / Encumbrances4008
Unencumbered Balance16654