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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, Phase 2 of the Capital Crescent Surface Trail Project along 47th Street which was previously included in CIP No. 500119, 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
$11.16M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Estimated Schedule

Construction of the tunnel under Wisconsin Avenue to start in FY25.
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Cost Change

Total project cost reduced by $660k.
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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
$11.16M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501316
Date Last Modified05/20/22
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 FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision10841289610054040000006900
Land11901190000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities23088000000002300
Construction987583372010542812148133308000046375
Other30000030003000000000
Total Expenditures11609737814115471116178533308000055575
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds831872776396881116178533308000034575
Impact Tax1191010051185900000000
State Aid2100000000000021000
Total Funding Sources11609737814115471116178533308000055575
OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)
Impact TypeTotal 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28
Maintenance35--5101010
Energy40--10101010
NET IMPACT75--15202020
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request323
Year First AppropriationFY15
Appropriation FY 24 Request3308
Last FY's Cost Estimate116097
Cumulative Appropriation56891
Expenditure / Encumbrances39658
Unencumbered Balance17233