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Description

This project provides for the design, construction, and maintenance of vehicular and pedestrian traffic signals and signal systems including: new and existing signals, reconstruction/replacement of aged and obsolete signals and components, auxiliary signs; Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS), upgrades of the County's centrally-controlled computerized traffic signal system, and communications and interconnect into the signal system. $150,000 is included each fiscal year for the installation of accessible pedestrian signals at five intersections to improve pedestrian safety for persons with disabilities. This will provide more easily accessible, raised buttons to press when crossing the road. Also, this effort provides audio cues to indicate when it is safe to cross.
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Phase

Ongoing

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$64.12M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$32.01M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Cost Change

Cost increase due to the addition of FY25 and FY26 to this ongoing level-of-effort project.
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Justification

The growth in County population and vehicular registrations continues to produce increasing traffic volumes. Additionally, population growth results in the need for goods and services, contributing to higher vehicle volumes. The resulting increases raise traffic congestion levels and contribute to the increase in the number of vehicle crashes. Managing traffic growth and operations on the County transportation network requires a continued investment in the traffic signal system to increase intersection safety; accommodate changes in traffic patterns and roadway geometry; reduce intersection delays, energy consumption, and air pollution; and provide coordinated movement on arterial routes through effective traffic management and control, by utilizing modern traffic signal technologies. Studies include the Traffic Signal Inspection and Assessment Program (2016), the Infrastructure Maintenance Task Force (2010), and the Pedestrian Safety Initiative (2007), which all identified traffic signals in need of life-cycle replacement as funding is available.
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Other

Approximately 40 projects are completed annually by a combination of contractual and County work crews. One aspect of this project focuses on improving pedestrian walkability by creating a safe walking environment, utilizing selected engineering technologies, and ensuring Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. All new and reconstructed traffic signals are designed and constructed to include appropriate pedestrian features - crosswalks, curb ramps, countdown pedestrian signals, APS, and applicable signing. A significant portion of the traffic signal work will continue to be in the central business districts and other commercial areas, where costs are higher due to more underground utilities and congested work areas. Likewise, new signals in outlying, developing areas are more expensive due to longer runs of communication cable. Since FY97, the fiber optic interconnection of traffic signals has been funded through the Fibernet project. This 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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Disclosures

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

Advanced Transportation Management System, Verizon, FiberNet CIP (No. 509651), Maryland State Highway Administration, Potomac Electric Power Company, Washington Gas and Light, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee, and Citizens Advisory Boards, and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
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Budget Snapshot
$64.12M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$32.01M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP507154
Date Last Modified01/06/20
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryTraffic Improvements
Planning AreaCountywide
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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 Supervision163431065473949508258258258258258250
Land1919000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities47080128027218270604510451045104510451045100
Construction7171000000000
Other610610000000000
Total Expenditures64123241567957320105335533553355335533553350
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
G.O. Bonds55837168227005320105335533553355335533553350
Recordation Tax Premium (MCG)8286733495200000000
Total Funding Sources64123241567957320105335533553355335533553350
OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)
Impact TypeTotal 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26
Maintenance252122436486072
Energy50424487296120144
Program-Staff450505050100100100
NET IMPACT120686122158244280316
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 111222
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request5335
Year First AppropriationFY71
Appropriation FY 22 Request5335
Last FY's Cost Estimate53453
Cumulative Appropriation32113
Expenditure / Encumbrances25368
Unencumbered Balance6745