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Description

Funded in FY22 by a Maryland Local Parks and Playgrounds grant earmarked by the State of Maryland for the "Pepco Powerline Trail project," this project will design, construct, and equip portions of the ultimate 13-mile paved and natural surface trail within the Pepco powerline corridor that connects South Germantown Recreational Park to Cabin John Regional Park as well as community and park connectors along the corridor. Improvements include grading, paving, trail signage, Vision Zero road crossings, Stormwater Management (SWM), drainage improvements, bridges, boardwalks, environmental restoration, amenities (i.e. drinking fountains, benches, trailheads), etc. along priority segments between Muddy Branch SVP and Cabin John Regional Park. While this project will only build a portion of the paved trail section, preliminary engineering will be completed for full buildout. Trail design will use Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Outdoor Recreation Guidelines and American Association of State Highway and Transportation standards while protecting natural resources.
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Phase

Preliminary Design Stage

Status

New
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Budget Snapshot
$10M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$10M 6 Year Total
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Justification

Thrive Montgomery 2050 envisions a world-class trail network that is integrated into transportation planning and connecting residents to jobs and centers of activity. The 2015 Pepco/Exelon merger agreement granted access to transmission line property for recreational and transportation use by the public. This northwest to southeast corridor connects existing natural surface stream valley park trails and contributes to east-west trail connectivity which is rare in the county. Trails, connectors, improvements, signage, trailheads, and amenities increase trail usage for recreation and promote walking and biking as alternatives to vehicular transportation. In park user surveys, hiking and biking on trails is the most frequent recreation activity reported. Biking and walking paths top respondents' lists of desired facilities or greatest facility shortages. This project also implements goals and objectives of the 2017 Park, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan and the 2016 Countywide Park Trails Plan.
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Disclosures

M-NCPPC 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

State of Maryland, Montgomery County Department of Transportation , Exelon and other utilities, Maryland Department of the Environment, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Pepco, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Trails: Hard Surface Design & Construction (P768673), Trails: Hard Surface Renovation PDF (P888754), Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services
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Budget Snapshot
$10M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$10M 6 Year Total
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Project Details
Project NumberP872202
Date Last Modified04/23/21
Administering AgencyM-NCPPC
CategoryM-NCPPC
SubCategoryDevelopment
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 Supervision1000001000030035020015000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities9000009000050030003500200000
Construction00000000000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures100000010000080033503700215000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY20Rem FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
State Aid100000010000080033503700215000
Total Funding Sources100000010000080033503700215000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request0
Year First Appropriation
Appropriation FY 22 Request10000
Last FY's Cost Estimate0
Cumulative Appropriation0
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance0