Bethesda Bikeway and Pedestrian Facilities

This project provides for bikeway network improvements and pedestrian intersection improvements as recommended in the 2017 Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan.

The planned Capital Crescent Surface Trail (CCST) is a separated two-way bike lane along the northern side of Bethesda Avenue between Woodmont Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue, MD 355. East of Wisconsin Avenue, the two-way separated bike lane will continue along the southern side of Willow Lane to 47th Street. A shared-use path is planned along the Elm Street Park’s 47th Street frontage.

Separated Bikeway & Pedestrian Safety Improvements will also be added along Woodmont Avenue from Norfolk Avenue south to Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355); Montgomery Lane/Avenue between Woodmont Avenue and Pearl Street. Additional bikeway and pedestrian improvements will be added along Norfolk Avenue / Cheltenham Drive between Woodmont Avenue and Tilbury Street as well as Pearl Street between East-West Highway and Sleaford Road.

Design Status (all funded)

  • CCT Surface Trail / Bethesda Ave / Willow Lane All Phases (P1 Woodmont to 47th Street and P2 47th Street) – Anticipate Final Design Completion Fall 2019
  • Woodmont All Phases (Norfolk to Bethesda Ave to MD 355 south) – Anticipate Final Design Completion Fall 2019
  • Montgomery All Phases (Woodmont to Pearl Street) – Anticipate Final Design Completion Fall 2019
  • Norfolk Cheltenham – Concept designs ongoing

Construction Status (all funded)

  • CCT Phase I (Bethesda Ave/Willow Lane from Woodmont to 47th Street) Anticipated Notice to Proceed (NTP) for Construction Spring 2020 (plan to construct with Woodmont P1) – Coordinating with development construction along Bethesda Ave
  • Woodmont Phase I (Montgomery to Bethesda Ave to Miller Ave) Anticipated NTP Construction Spring 2020 (plan to construct with CCT P1)
  • Montgomery (Woodmont to Pearl) Anticipated NTP being coordinated with 7359 Wisconsin (Old Police Station) developer schedule. Developer is constructing the bikeway along their frontage from MD 355 to Waverly. Pursuing options to construct Montgomery from Woodmont to MD 355 prior to 7359 Wisconsin Project frontage completion.
  • Woodmont Phase II (Montgomery to Norfolk) Anticipated NTP being coordinated with Marriott schedule – anticipate moving to Construction once Marriott is done street and utility work which is approximately 12 months prior to building occupancy
  • CCT Phase II (47th Street – Willow to new CCT) – Open prior to Purple Line
  • Norfolk Cheltenham – after above higher stress route completion / after Marriott construction completion.

Notes

Additional Business / Community Outreach planned winter 2019-2020 with BUP help prior to Spring 2020 Construction for Woodmont Avenue construction projects.

Matt Johnson, A.I.C.P.
BiPPA Program Manager
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Dr., 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
E-mail: Matt.Johnson@montgomerycountymd.gov
Phone: 240-777-7237

Patricia Shepherd, A.I.C.P.
Capital Projects Manager/Bikeways Coordinator
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Dr., 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
E-mail: patricia.shepherd@montgomerycountymd.gov
Phone: 240-777-7231

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