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Description

This project provides for design, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocations, and construction of a new grade separated connection under Georgia Avenue to improve access to the Forest Glen Metro Station from neighborhoods and institutions located on the east side of Georgia Avenue. There is currently an underground walkway from the parking and bus area on the northwest quadrant of the intersection to the southwest quadrant. A new connection would be made to this passageway connecting the southwest quadrant to the northeast quadrant. A ramp connection and elevators bring the underground connection to grade on the northeast corner of the intersection.
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Phase

Preliminary Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$40.55M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$39.3M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Design started in FY22, utility relocations and construction will begin in FY25.
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Justification

This project is needed to improve the mobility and safety for all facility users within the project area by reducing existing conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles. Currently, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists cross MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) and Forest Glen Road to access the Metro Station. This project will eliminate the need for these at-grade pedestrian crossings and will also facilitate crossing of the road for community members who are not using Metro. Traffic volumes and speeds on MD 97 can be very high and pedestrians must cross over eight lanes of traffic. These crossings can be very intimidating, reducing community connectivity and use of the Forest Glen Metro Station. 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

Site improvements and utilities funding has been adjusted to FY25 on the front end of construction because the utility relocations will need to come early on to allow for excavation.
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Fiscal Note

Construction costs are based on conceptual plans and will be updated as design progresses.
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Disclosures

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

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Maryland State Highway Administration, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
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Budget Snapshot
$40.55M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$39.3M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501911
Date Last Modified05/23/22
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryPedestrian Facilities/Bikeways
Planning AreaKemp Mill-Four Corners 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 Supervision61272125048751500011251125112500
Land10000010000100000000
Site Improvements and Utilities32500032500016251625000
Construction301750030175007675112501125000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures4055221250393001500100010425140001237500
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds4055221250393001500100010425140001237500
Total Funding Sources4055221250393001500100010425140001237500
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request0
Year First AppropriationFY21
Appropriation FY 24 Request1000
Last FY's Cost Estimate40552
Cumulative Appropriation2752
Expenditure / Encumbrances72
Unencumbered Balance2680