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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
$15.34M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Phase I final design and land acquisition will be completed in FY18. Phase I construction began in FY16 and is to be completed in FY18. Phase II utility relocations will be completed in FY21. Phases II and III construction will begin in FY20 and be completed in FY21.
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Cost Change

Cost increases are due to higher estimated design, construction management, and construction costs primarily due to State Highway Administration requirements. The cost increases are partially offset by lower land and utility costs.
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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. Plans & Studies: Silver Spring Central Business District Sector Plan.
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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. 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

FY18 funding switch of $698,000 between GO Bonds and Impact Tax.
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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 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
$15.34M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501110
Date Last Modified01/09/19
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 FY18Rem FY18Total 6 YearsFY 19FY 20FY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision723629787493509144714456170000
Land14552510294013188300000
Site Improvements and Utilities10990100001000000
Construction11862408125113290605652730000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures2066234201903153391765758459900000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY18Rem FY18Total 6 YearsFY 19FY 20FY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds1996427221903153391765758459900000
Impact Tax698698000000000
Total Funding Sources2066234201903153391765758459900000
OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)
Impact TypeTotal 6 YearsFY 19FY 20FY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24
Maintenance9---333
Energy9---333
NET IMPACT18---666
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 19 Request2369
Year First AppropriationFY11
Appropriation FY 20 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate20662
Cumulative Appropriation20662
Expenditure / Encumbrances3436
Unencumbered Balance17226