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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
$66.74M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Estimated Schedule

Construction of the tunnel under Wisconsin Avenue to start in FY26 and will be completed in FY28.
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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.


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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
$66.74M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501316
Date Last Modified05/23/22
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 Supervision1084128961005694040001350270028500
Land11901190000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities230880230000050010008000
Construction98758337201054254496481333080898017880195150
Other30000030003000000000
Total Expenditures1160973781411547667367853330801083021580231650
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds98471277639688610202137330801083021580231650
Impact Tax1645210051185945424542000000
Recordation Tax Premium (MCG)11740011741174000000
State Aid00000000000
Total Funding Sources1160973781411547667367853330801083021580231650
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