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Description

The project provides for the design and construction of a 2.2 mile long roadway within a minimum 150-foot right-of-way. The work will be constructed in 2 Phases. Phase 1 includes a 4-lane divided roadway (two lanes in each direction) starting at existing Observation Drive near Waters Discovery Lane and continuing north beyond West Old Baltimore Road to the point where it meets the planned extension of Little Seneca Parkway, along with a ten-foot wide shared-use path on the west side and a bike path on the east side to provide Greenway connectivity. Phase 1 will also include the widening of Little Seneca Parkway to four lanes west of MD 355 and construction of its extension west to Observation Drive. A bridge approximately 550 feet in length will be constructed near Waters Discovery Lane, ending at West Old Baltimore Road near the future MTA Comsat Station. A traffic signal will be provided at the West Old Baltimore Road intersection. In Phase 2, between Little Seneca Parkway and existing Observation Drive near Stringtown Road, the scope includes a two-lane roadway, along with an eight-foot wide shared-use path on the west side, with space for the two additional master-planned lanes and a five-foot wide sidewalk on the east side to be built in the future. Traffic signals will be provided at the Shawnee Lane and Little Seneca Parkway intersections.
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Planning Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$115.59M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$69.6M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Final design began in FY22. Land acquisition will start in FY26. Phase 1 construction will start in FY27.
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Justification

This project is needed to provide a north-south corridor that links the existing Observation Drive to Stringtown Road, providing multi-modal access to a rapidly developing residential and business area between the I-270 and MD 355 corridors. The project improves mobility and safety for local travel and pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular access to residential, employment, commercial and recreational areas. It also provides a facility for implementation by Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) for the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) including two stations. The transitway will be Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and will be located in the median area of Observation Drive.
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Other

Land costs are based on preliminary design.
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Fiscal Note

The cost estimate is based on preliminary design only. A more accurate cost estimate will be prepared upon the completion of final design.
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Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis will be performed during design or is in progress.
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Coordination

Maryland Transit Administration, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Verizon, Pepco, Washington Gas, Department of Permitting Services, Department of Environmental Protection; Special Capital Projects Legislation will be proposed by the County Executive.
Budget Snapshot
$115.59M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$69.6M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501507
Date Last Modified04/01/22
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryRoads
Planning AreaClarksburg and Vicinity
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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 Supervision10054052284321045134682457258025801100
Land26452002645200047432170900
Site Improvements and Utilities2240002240000079014500
Construction768470032480000037402874044367
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures115593052269604104513468244800288193277045467
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds115593052269604104513468244800288193277045467
Total Funding Sources115593052269604104513468244800288193277045467
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request0
Year First AppropriationFY16
Appropriation FY 24 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate115593
Cumulative Appropriation4894
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance4894