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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

Final Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$10M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$9.2M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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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

A pedestrian impact analysis will be performed during design or is in progress. 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
Budget Snapshot
$10M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$9.2M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP872202
Date Last Modified10/07/21
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 FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision100003007003502001500000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities9000050085003000350020000000
Construction00000000000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures10000080092003350370021500000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
State Aid10000080092003350370021500000
Total Funding Sources10000080092003350370021500000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request0
Year First AppropriationFY22
Appropriation FY 24 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate10000
Cumulative Appropriation10000
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance10000