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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
$25.38M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Estimated Schedule

The surface trail is scheduled for construction in FY21. In FY20, the schedule was revised again based on actual progress and MTA's latest revised cash flow projection. Construction of the tunnel under Wisconsin Avenue to start beyond the six years due to fiscal capacity. To provide an alternative approach, the County has requested that the State consider single-tracking through the Purple Line tunnel, freeing up space for the trail at considerable cost savings.

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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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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
$116.1M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$25.38M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501316
Date Last Modified12/29/20
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 FY20Rem FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision10841241614051204040400006900
Land87342844500000000
Site Improvements and Utilities23088000000002300
Construction97725305555422091312132481333086600045715
Other43500043501350300000000
Total Expenditures1160973340723922538313522785333486600054915
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY20Rem FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds1077682578816822538313522785333486600054915
Impact Tax8329761971000000000
Total Funding Sources1160973340723922538313522785333486600054915
OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)
Impact TypeTotal 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26
Maintenance20----1010
Energy20----1010
NET IMPACT40----2020
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request4238
Year First AppropriationFY15
Appropriation FY 22 Request283
Last FY's Cost Estimate116097
Cumulative Appropriation56891
Expenditure / Encumbrances45449
Unencumbered Balance11442