Resurfacing Park Roads and Bridge Improvements (P500720)

  • Category: Transportation
  • Sub Category: Highway Maintenance
  • Administering Agency: Transportation (AAGE30)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 12/23/13
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing




This project provides for the rehabilitation and/or renovation of park roads and associated bridges. Park roads are roadways which serve as public transportation routes in stream valley parks, e.g., Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive, Little Falls Parkway, etc. Park bridges are vehicular bridges owned by Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and identified in the periodic bridge inspection report prepared by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (DOT). There are approximately 14 miles of park roads and 13 associated bridges within the park system. The program includes pavement renovation, drainage improvements, structural and nonstructural bridge repairs, and roadside safety improvements.

Cost Change

$1.2 million increase due to addition of FY19-20 to this ongoing level of effort project.


Generally, park roads should be resurfaced every 12 years based on condition and safety factors, and park bridges should be repaired per DOT's biennial inspection reports. Park road conditions have been evaluated according to DOT's Pavement Surface Condition Rating Manual.


This project was previously managed by the M-NCPPC through its Resurfacing Park Roads and Bridge Improvements project. Transfer to the DOT leverages the functional, technical, and contracting expertise within DOT to provide the most efficient and economical infrastructure support.


Expenditures will continue indefinitely.


Maryland - National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Little Falls Parkway Bridge, No. 038704, Resurfacing Park Roads and Bridge Improvements (M-NCPPC), No. 868700