Seven Locks Bikeway & Safety Improvements (P501303)

  • Category: Transportation

  • Sub Category: Pedestrian Facilities/Bikeways

  • Administering Agency: Transportation (AAGE30)

  • Planning Area: Potomac-Travilah

  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14

  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No

  • Relocation Impact: None

  • Status: Preliminary Design Stage




This project provides for pedestrian and bicycle improvements for dual bicycle facilities (on-road and off-road), and enhanced, continuous pedestrian facilities along Seven Locks Road from Montrose Road to Bradley Boulevard (3.3 miles) plus a bike path on Montrose Road between Seven Locks Road and the I-270 ramp, plus northbound and eastbound auxiliary through lanes with on-road bike lanes at the intersection of Seven Locks Road and Tuckerman Lane. The project is broken down into three phases: Phase I provides dual bikeway and pedestrian facilities for the segment of Seven Locks Road from Montrose Road to Tuckerman Lane including the bike path on Montrose and the improvements to the Tuckerman Lane intersection. Phase II provides a dual bikeway and pedestrian facilities for the segment of Seven Locks Road from Tuckerman Lane to Democracy Boulevard. Phase III provides a dual bikeway and pedestrian facilities for the segment of Seven Locks Road from Democracy Boulevard to Bradley Boulevard.



Estimated Schedule

Design is scheduled to start in FY18 and land acquisition in FY19.

Cost Change

Cost increase due to updated inflation estimates.


This project is needed to address bicycle facility disconnects along Seven Locks Road. The roadway lacks adequate north-south, onroad/off-road bicycle facilities necessary to provide continuity and connection between existing and future bike facilities. Continuous bicycle and pedestrian facilities are needed to allow safe access to residential, retail and commercial destinations, as well as existing religious and educational and facilities. Plans and studies include: 2002 Potomac Sub-Region Master Plan 2005 Countywide Bikeways Master Plan MCDOT Facility Planning Phase I & II.


Costs are based on preliminary design. This project currently provides funding for Phase I improvements only.

Fiscal Note

Project deferred due to fiscal capacity. The total estimated cost of the project for all three phases is in the $50 to $60 million range, including design, land acquisition, site improvements, utility relocation, and construction. The project can be built in phases to better absorb cost and financial constraints.


Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Permitting Services, Pepco, Verizon, Washington Gas, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission