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Description

This project provides for planning and preliminary engineering of access improvements to the North Bethesda Metro Station (formerly known as the White Flint Metro Station). Access is currently limited to the southern end of the platform. Metro has conducted a feasibility study of providing additional access at the northern end of the platform, including potential pedestrian underpass connections of MD 355 (Rockville Pike). Construction of northern access to the station will reduce walk times to the Metro Platform. If included, the pedestrian underpasses will reduce conflicts with motor vehicle traffic at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and MD 355.
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Phase

Preliminary Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$12.62M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$12.35M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Fully funded design will start in FY24. Construction will begin in FY27. The schedule is adjusted to allow time to explore a partnership with a private partner consistent with WMATA's redevelopment plan schedule.
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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 walking distances and times to the Metro station platforms. The project may also reduce existing conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles. Currently, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists cross MD 355 Rockville Pike) and Old Georgetown Road to access the Metro Station. If the underpasses are included, this project reduces the need for at-grade pedestrian crossings. Traffic volumes and speeds on MD 355 can be high and pedestrians must cross over seven lanes of traffic.
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Fiscal Note

Total cost is expected to be approximately $34.8 million. The remaining funds will be solicited from WMATA, MDOT, and developer contributions. Local share adjusted due to affordability. State aid in FY24-25 reflects State grants for capital projects in Montgomery County preauthorized during the 2022 State General Assembly Session.
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Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis will be performed during design or is in progress. The County Executive asserts that this project conforms to the requirement of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.
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Coordination

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Maryland State Highway Administration, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Budget Snapshot
$12.62M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$12.35M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501914
Date Last Modified01/04/23
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryMass Transit (MCG)
Planning AreaNorth Bethesda-Garrett Park
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY22Rem FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision5220005220020003108112000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction7395007134000032193915261
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures12615001235402000310811232193915261
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY22Rem FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds81150078540060811232193915261
State Aid45000045000200025000000
Total Funding Sources12615001235402000310811232193915261
OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)
Impact TypeTotal 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28
Maintenance5-----5
Energy5-----5
NET IMPACT10-----10
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request0
Year First Appropriation
Appropriation FY 24 Request5220
Last FY's Cost Estimate12615
Cumulative Appropriation0
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance0