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Description

This project provides for planning and preliminary engineering of access improvements to 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
$8.7M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$8.7M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

Design to start in FY24 and construction to begin in FY26. The schedule is adjusted to allow time to explore a partnership with a private partner as part of the redevelopment with WMATA.
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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. Local share adjusted due to affordability.
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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 & Planning Commission, Maryland State Highway Administration, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Budget Snapshot
$8.7M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$8.7M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP501914
Date Last Modified05/03/22
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 FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision130500130506526530000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction7395007395000321939152610
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures87000087000652653321939152610
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds87000087000652653321939152610
Total Funding Sources87000087000652653321939152610
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 Request1305
Last FY's Cost Estimate8700
Cumulative Appropriation0
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance0