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Description

This project provides for the removal and replacement of damaged or deteriorated sidewalks, curbs, and gutters in business districts and residential communities. Per the 2019 sidewalk survey, the County maintains about 1,668 miles of sidewalks and about 3,336 miles of curbs and gutters. Many years of paving overlays have left some curb faces of two inches or less. Paving is milled, and new construction provides for a standard six-inch curb face. The project includes: overlay of existing sidewalks with asphalt; base failure repair and new construction of curbs; and new sidewalks with handicapped ramps to fill in missing sections. No changes will be made to existing structures unless necessary to eliminate erosion, assure drainage, and improve safety as determined by a County engineer. A significant aspect of this project has been and will be to provide safe pedestrian access and to ensure Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. Mileage of sidewalks and curb/gutters has been updated to reflect the annual acceptance of new infrastructure to the County's inventory.
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Phase

Ongoing

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$104.03M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$42.88M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Cost Change

Cost increase is due to inflation and the addition of funding in FY29 and FY30.
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Justification

Curbs, gutters, and sidewalks have a service life of 30 years. Freeze/thaw cycles, de-icing materials, tree roots, and vehicle loads accelerate concrete failure. The County should replace 111 miles of curbs and gutters and 56 miles of sidewalks annually to provide for a 30 year cycle. Deteriorated curbs, gutters, and sidewalks are safety hazards to pedestrians and motorists, increase liability risks, and allow water to infiltrate into the sub-base causing damage to roadway pavements. Settled or heaved concrete can trap water and provide breeding places for mosquitoes. A Countywide inventory of deteriorated concrete was performed in the late 1980's. Portions of the Countywide survey are updated during the winter season. The March 2020 Report of the Infrastructure Maintenance Task Force identified an annual replacement program level of effort based on a 30-year life for curbs and gutters.
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Other

The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a list of candidate projects requiring construction of curbs and gutters based on need and available funding. The design and planning stages, as well as final completion of the project will comply with the DOT, Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA), Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and ADA standards.
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Fiscal Note

Since FY87, the County has offered to replace deteriorated driveway aprons at the property owner's expense when working on a project in their neighborhood. The County will continue to offer apron replacement and has appropriated $100,000 in FY24 for this activity. Payments received will be appropriated and reflected on the PDF. Funding switch replacing Contributions and a portion of GO Bonds with Land Sale Proceeds in FY25.
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Disclosures

Expenditures will continue indefinitely.
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Coordination

WSSC Water, Other Utilities, Montgomery County Public Schools, Homeowners, Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee, Commission on People with Disabilities.
Budget Snapshot
$104.03M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$42.88M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP508182
Date Last Modified01/09/24
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryHighway Maintenance
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 FY23Est FY24Total 6 YearsFY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28FY 29FY 30Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision641032132427592470055129510257800
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities2525000000000
Construction97537546864250386016222644665956851612163660
Other5555000000000
Total Expenditures104027547696382428767146714671467146714671460
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY23Est FY24Total 6 YearsFY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28FY 29FY 30Beyond 6 Years
Contributions6966300000000
Current Revenue: General00000000000
G.O. Bonds90303465106200375931863714671467146714671460
Land Sale10700523817952835283000000
PAYGO29552955000000000
Total Funding Sources104027547696382428767146714671467146714671460
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 25 Request7146
Year First AppropriationFY81
Appropriation FY 26 Request7146
Last FY's Cost Estimate85951
Cumulative Appropriation61251
Expenditure / Encumbrances54919
Unencumbered Balance6332