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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 an eight-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
$39.08M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

The project final design will begin in FY22, land acquisition will begin in FY24, Phase 1 construction will start in FY25 and be complete 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
$39.08M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501507
Date Last Modified05/17/20
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 FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision1005400509601158931080022074958
Land2645200164800016480024804
Site Improvements and Utilities224000340000003401900
Construction768470032000000090002300044847
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures115593003908401158931164898002554776509
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds115593003908401158931164898002554776509
Total Funding Sources115593003908401158931164898002554776509
OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)
Impact TypeTotal 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26
Maintenance1-----1
NET IMPACT1-----1
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request0
Year First AppropriationFY16
Appropriation FY 22 Request1544
Last FY's Cost Estimate115593
Cumulative Appropriation0
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance0