MacArthur Boulevard Bikeway Improvement - Segment 3

This project provides shared use path improvements along 4.7 miles of MacArthur Boulevard from I-495 to the District of Columbia.  To increase capacity and enhance safety for users, the existing shared-use path along the south side of MacArthur boulevard will be widened, wherever feasible, to an eight-foot paved width with a five-foot wide grass buffer provided between the path and the roadway.  In addition, to encourage alternate modes of travel and to accommodate the needs of on-road commuters and experienced bicyclists, the roadway itself will be widened, wherever feasible, to a consistent 26-foot pavement width, essentially adding a three-foot wide shoulder to each side of the existing 20-foot pavement width.  The project will also provide minor highway improvements along MacArthur boulevard to enhance overall safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike.

Project Schedule

  • I-495 to Oberlin Avenue (segment II):  Construction of approximately 2.6 miles of shared use path completed in FY15.
  • Oberlin Avenue to the District city line (Segment III): Final Design started in FY22.  Construction to start in FY24 and to be completed in FY25.
  • Stable Lane to I-495 (Segment I): Final design and construction scheduled beyond FY26.

Yasamin Esmaili, CPM
Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
Phone: 240-777-7226

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