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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 travelling 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 it can be functional throughout its usual life. Currently the way this program is utilized, and the continuous effort we make to improve our maintenance operations, provides the opportunity to make repairs with a more proactive and affordable strategy. Through our routine and emergency maintenance operations we can monitor existing infrastructure and make appropriate repairs as necessary to ensure the County can obtain and 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/HOAs.

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Program Contacts

Contact Brady Goldsmith of the Department of Transportation at 240.777.2793 or Mary Beck of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2753 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of lane miles rehabilitated197281144159159
Average Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of roadway network67.166.765.265.064.5
Percent of primary/arterial road quality rated good or better46%45%40%30%25%
Percent of rural/residential road quality rated good or better45%45%43%41%38%
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Program Budget Changes

FY22 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved16910506102.14
Enhance: Maintenance of Newly Accepted Subdivision Roads1365650.00
Enhance: Maintenance costs for various closed out CIP projects280000.00
Reduce: Patching - Represents 3% of the Budget-2883190.00
Reduce: Resurfacing - Represents 16% of Budget-4296360.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-3985790.00
FY22 Recommended15958537102.14