Good Hope Road Shared Use Path Extension

The project provides additional pedestrian and bicycle connectivity along Good Hope Road from the northern terminus of the Good Hope Road Shared Use Path project. This project proposes an 8-foot wide shared use path with a 5-foot wide grass buffer on the east side of the road for approximately 900 linear feet from Rainbow Drive to the entrance to Spencerville Local Park. This extension will provide a safe, low-stress connection for pedestrians and bicycles of all ages and abilities from neighborhood residences to a local park, nearby schools, places of worship, and the Good Hope Community Center. The entirety of the project limits are within the Upper Paint Branch Special Protection Area, which is designated by Montgomery County as an area that requires protections beyond standard environmental laws, regulations, and guidelines for land development and certain uses. These extra protections have been put in place in order to protect streams that provide habitat for diverse aquatic life and wildlife, provide recreational and aesthetic benefits for residents, contribute to clean drinking water and protect the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Complete Final Design: Spring 2024
  • Start Construction: Fall 2024
  • End Construction: Spring 2025

Project Documents

Public Meetings

Hybrid Public Meeting - April 26, 2023

A Hybrid Public Meeting was held April 26, 2023 to discuss the Good Hope Road Shared Use Path Extension project. MCDOT staff presented the 35% design, collected feedback, and answered questions about the project. The link to the meeting recording can be found on the Projects Documents tab. The recording is also available on YouTube.

Public Feedback

MCDOT seeks community feedback on these alternatives for this project throughout the facility planning process. You can provide us valuable inputs by sending us comments via the following methods:

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