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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. The County currently 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. Some funds from this project support the Renew Montgomery program. 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
$75.39M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$35.11M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Cost Change

Project cost reduced due to affordability.
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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 2016 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 owners' expense up to a total of $500,000 annually. Payments for this work are displayed as Contributions in the funding schedule. Acceleration from FY23 to FY22. FY22 cost reduced due to affordability and $500,000 accelerated from FY23 to FY22.
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Disclosures

Expenditures will continue indefinitely.
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Coordination

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Other Utilities, Montgomery County Public Schools, Homeowners, Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee, Commission on People with Disabilities.
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Budget Snapshot
$75.39M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$35.11M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP508182
Date Last Modified05/25/21
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 FY20Rem FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision52754052715256751005837100512240
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities2525000000000
Construction70031401880298432954432551954741569469340
Other5555000000000
Total Expenditures75386402720351143479500062005578669981580
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY20Rem FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Contributions72054205030005005005005005005000
Current Revenue: General00000000000
G.O. Bonds65226331120321142979450057005078619976580
PAYGO29552955000000000
Total Funding Sources75386402720351143479500062005578669981580
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request0
Year First AppropriationFY81
Appropriation FY 22 Request5000
Last FY's Cost Estimate76051
Cumulative Appropriation43751
Expenditure / Encumbrances40925
Unencumbered Balance2826