Flower Avenue Sidewalk (P501206)

  • Category: Transportation
  • Sub Category: Pedestrian Facilities/Bikeways
  • Administering Agency: Transportation (AAGE30)
  • Planning Area: Takoma Park
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: TBA

EXPENDITURE SCHEDULE ($000s) 

FUNDING SCHEDULE ($000s)

Description

This project provides for the County's contribution to the City of Takoma Park for the construction of the sidewalk and the rehabilitation of Flower Avenue (MD 787) between Piney Branch Road and Carroll Avenue. The City of Takoma Park will annex the full width of the right-ofway on the east side of the road and take ownership and maintenance responsibilities from the State. The City will transform the road into a green street , including the construction of an ADA compliant sidewalk on the east side of the road. The County's contribution is subject to the County's review and concurrence of the scope of work for the sidewalk component of the green street project.

Location

Flower Avenue, Silver Spring MD

Justification 

Flower Avenue is heavily traveled by transit riders and pedestrians. Washington Adventist University and Washington Adventist Hospital are on this stretch of Flower Avenue. Various Ride On routes serve this segment. Rolling Terrace Elementary School, the Long Branch commercial district, library and recreation center, and the future Long Branch Purple Line stop are all within a few blocks. The project would convert a mile-long street into a green street.

Other

Expenditures will be programmed in FY16. The City of Takoma Park is expected to accept transfer of the road and build the green street and sidewalk in advance of the County's contribution.

Fiscal Note

The County's maximum contribution will be $200,000 in FY16. An MOU between the County and the City of Takoma Park must be signed before these funds will be appropriated.

Coordination

City of Takoma Park, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration