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Program Description

  Transportation Infrastructure Construction & Maintenance

This program provides an effective and efficient transportation system, ensuring the safe and convenient movement of persons, bicycles, and vehicles throughout Montgomery County. The primary focus of this program is to proactively identify and address infrastructure within the County right-of-way that is in need of maintenance and to utilize industry standard best practices to determine the highest quality and most cost-effective method of repair. Infrastructure elements within this program include 5,200 lane miles of roadway; 1,665 miles of sidewalk, curb, and gutter; bridges; culverts; and an extensive storm drain system. Work performed under this program ranges from extensive redesign with reconstruction, to preventative maintenance measures that extend the longevity of existing infrastructure in good condition at a lower cost of repair. In addition to scheduled construction and maintenance, this program also supports reactive measures to address unanticipated emergencies within the County right-of-way that must be expeditiously addressed to ensure the safety of the traveling public and clear passage of the extensive transportation network.

Since 2005 the Montgomery County Department of Transportation has been a member of the Montgomery County Infrastructure Maintenance Task Force whose mission is focused on operating programs engaged in preventative maintenance that preserves the quality of capital assets so that they can be functional throughout their usual life. Because of the continuous efforts made to improve maintenance operations, repairs can be made using a more proactive and affordable strategy. Through routine and emergency maintenance operations, existing infrastructure is monitored and appropriate repairs are made as necessary to ensure the County can keep roads in good or better condition.

Common activities associated with this program include, but are not limited to: pavement surface treatment of residential and rural roadways; hot mix asphalt road patching (temporary and permanent repairs, crack sealing); concrete sidewalk, curb, and gutter repair; storm drain maintenance including repair and/or replacement of failed storm drain pipes; basic maintenance of bridges and box culverts; construction administration and management; and inspection and testing of materials. The surface treatment activity within this program represents only the preventative maintenance measures for roadway condition repairs, and is supplemental to the more extensive, and costly, repair strategies utilized under the roadway maintenance Capital Improvement Programs (CIP). Projects and repair strategies under this program are often identified through condition assessments and collaborative efforts between department staff, County agencies, local utilities, municipalities, and local community leaders/Home Owner Associations.

Program Contacts

Contact Brady Goldsmith of the Department of Transportation at 240.777.2793 or Gregory Bruno of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2773 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Linear feet of sidewalk construction completed (000s) 13037252525
Number of lane miles rehabilitated139234150157157
Average Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of roadway network67.368.266.365.364.4
Percent of primary/arterial road quality rated good or better40%56%46%39%30%
Percent of rural/residential road quality rated good or better51%51%43%36%30%
1  The cost per linear foot of sidewalk can increase dramatically if retaining walls or the acquisition of right-of-way is required. This significantly impacts the linear feet constructed per year. The Sidewalk Program also helped manage the construction of CIP, Traffic Calming, Pedestrian Safety, Safe Routes to Schools, and Bicycle and Pedestrian Priority Area (BIPPA) projects.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved19287975101.22
Enhance: Residential Resurfacing Slurry Seal7000000.00
Increase Cost: Highway Maintenance Contract Escalation6720000.00
Enhance: New Subdivision Roads Maintenance302300.00
Technical Adj: Workforce Reconciliation - Adjustment0-0.15
Decrease Cost: Reduction in Finance Fees-9000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-251302-8.04
FY25 Recommended2043800393.03