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Description

This project provides for the funding of the Capital Crescent trail, including the main trail from Woodmont Avenue 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, a new tunnel beneath Wisconsin Avenue, 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
$116.1M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$67.88M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Estimated Schedule

The surface trail is scheduled for construction in FY21. Construction of the tunnel under Wisconsin Avenue to start in FY25.

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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. 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

In March of 2021, the schedule was adjusted to shift funding from each year to the next year from FY21 through FY25 to further reflect the expected construction progress and estimated billing schedule based on the Purple Line's plan to re-solicit a new general contractor to complete the project. The current schedule for construction of the tunnel beneath Wisconsin Avenue is contingent on receiving $21 million in non-County funds for this purpose by FY25.

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Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project. The County Executive asserts that this project conforms to the requirement of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.
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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
$116.1M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$67.88M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501316
Date Last Modified05/22/21
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 FY20Rem FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision108412416140555204040400270027001500
Land87342844500000000
Site Improvements and Utilities2308802000000010001000300
Construction97725305555425601301213248133308179601780010615
Other43500043500135030000000
Total Expenditures11609733407239267883401352278533308216602150012415
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY20Rem FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds84909257881682450244011663785333086602150012415
Impact Tax10188761971018590185900000
State Aid21000002100000002100000
Total Funding Sources11609733407239267883401352278533308216602150012415
OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)
Impact TypeTotal 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26
Maintenance10-----10
Energy10-----10
NET IMPACT20-----20
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request0
Year First AppropriationFY15
Appropriation FY 22 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate116097
Cumulative Appropriation56891
Expenditure / Encumbrances45449
Unencumbered Balance11442