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Description

This project provides for the funding of the Capital Crescent trail, including the main trail from Elm Street Park in Bethesda to Silver Spring as a largely 12-foot-wide hard-surface hiker-biker path, connector paths at several locations, a new bridge over Connecticut Avenue, a new underpass beneath Jones Mill Road, supplemental landscaping and amenities, and lighting at trail junctions, underpasses, and other critical locations.
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Phase

Under Construction

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$61.2M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$37.5M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Justification

This trail will be part of a larger system to enable non-motorized traffic in the Washington, DC region. This trail will connect to the existing Capital Crescent Trail from Bethesda to Georgetown, the Metropolitan Branch Trail from Silver Spring to Union Station, and the Rock Creek Bike Trail from northern Montgomery County to Georgetown. The trail will serve pedestrians, bicyclists, joggers, and skaters, and will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Bethesda CBD Sector Plan, and the Purple Line Functional Master Plan.
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Other

The County will continue to coordinate with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to identify options to build a sidewalk or path alongside the Purple Line beneath Wisconsin Avenue and the Air Rights and Apex buildings in Bethesda. If the County and the MTA identify feasible options, the County will consider adding them to the scope of this project in the future. 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

The project schedule and cost estimates were updated in FY17 as a result of the MTA's proposed public-private partnership for the Purple Line and reflects the actual bid by the Concessionaire. The expenditure schedule also reflects a negotiated cash flow arrangement with MTA for FY17-19, allowing a deferral of $3 million per year to FY20-22.
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Disclosures

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

Maryland Transit Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Bethesda Bikeway and Pedestrian Facilities, Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail, CSX Transportation, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Special Capital Projects Legislation [Bill No. 32-14] was adopted by Council by June 17, 2014.
Budget Snapshot
$61.2M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$37.5M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501316
Date Last Modified05/15/18
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryPedestrian Facilities/Bikeways
Planning AreaCountywide
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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 Supervision4481173121330951725125040404000
Land1428252117600000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction552881365313226284091408610249284811675900
Other00-60006000-3000300030003000000
Total Expenditures61197140789615375041281114499588842079900
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY17Est FY18Total 6 YearsFY 19FY 20FY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds52406101939615325981061111793588842079900
Impact Tax87913885049062200270600000
Total Funding Sources61197140789615375041281114499588842079900
OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)
Impact TypeTotal 6 YearsFY 19FY 20FY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24
Maintenance10-----10
Energy10-----10
NET IMPACT20-----20
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 19 Request13850
Year First AppropriationFY15
Appropriation FY 20 Request13409
Last FY's Cost Estimate61197
Cumulative Appropriation23693
Expenditure / Encumbrances14202
Unencumbered Balance9491