Frederick Road Bike Path (P501118)

  • Category: Transportation
  • Sub Category: Pedestrian Facilities/Bikeways
  • Administering Agency: Transportation (AAGE30)
  • Planning Area: Clarksburg
  • Date Last Modified: 1/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Final Design Stage

EXPENDITURE SCHEDULE ($000s) 

FUNDING SCHEDULE ($000s)

OPERATING BUDGET IMPACT ($000s)

Description

This project provides for the design, land acquisition, and construction of a new 10-foot wide hiker-biker path along the west side of Frederick Road (MD 355) between Stringtown Road and the existing hiker-biker path near Milestone Manor Lane, a distance of approximately 2.5 miles. The entire project will replace about 0.9 miles of existing sidewalk segments in order to provide a continuous route serving two schools, two parks, and a church. The project includes streetlights and street trees.

Location

Frederick Road, Germantown MD

Estimated Schedule

Final design and land acquisitions are currently underway. Utility relocations will start in FY16 and will be completed in FY17. Construction will start in FY16 and will be completed in FY17.

Cost Change

Cost and scope increase due to state requirements for state-owned roads to widen the proposed path from an 8-foot width to a 10-foot width, requiring additional right-of-way and compensating for impacts to utility poles. The County will also complete 400 linear feet of the bike path that was previously the responsibility of a developer.

Justification 

This project will provide the first bike path connection between Clarksburg and north Germantown.

Fiscal Note

Funds for this project were originally programmed through Public Facilities Roads (CIP #507310).

Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.

Coordination

Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Utility Companies