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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, 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
$8.54M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Estimated Schedule

The surface trail is scheduled for construction in FY21.
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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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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. However, no funding for a tunnel under Wisconsin Avenue is included as cost estimates continue to increase significantly.
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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.
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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
$8.54M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501316
Date Last Modified05/17/20
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 FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision3941109027311204040400000
Land87341545800000000
Site Improvements and Utilities88000000000
Construction520253357614375407428481167590000
Other43500043501350300000000
Total Expenditures611973508917564854442384207990000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds500992747014085854442384207990000
Impact Tax110987619347900000000
Total Funding Sources611973508917564854442384207990000
OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)
Impact TypeTotal 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26
Maintenance35--5101010
Energy35--5101010
NET IMPACT70--10202020
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request4238
Year First AppropriationFY15
Appropriation FY 22 Request4207
Last FY's Cost Estimate61197
Cumulative Appropriation52653
Expenditure / Encumbrances44926
Unencumbered Balance7727