Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), Division of Transportation Engineering (DTE), has completed preliminary planning and design for a concrete sidewalk along the west side of Oak Drive (Phase I) and the east side of MD 27 (Phase II) in Damascus. This sidewalk project is in two phases. The Phase I sidewalk along Oak Drive is about 4,200 feet long and includes a 350 foot segment along south side of Kingstead Road. The Phase II sidewalk along MD 27 is about 4,800 feet long.
The project is provided to address the lack of continuous and safe pedestrian access to existing sidewalks and bikeways, schools, parks, transit stops, commercial areas, and community and public facilities in the Damascus area. The 2006 Damascus Master Plan and 2005 Countywide Bikeways Functional Master Plan recommends sidewalk in the project area.
Phase I - Oak Drive: The scope will include a 5 foot wide concrete sidewalk along the west side of Oak Drive. The limits of this sidewalk will be from the southern intersection of Oak Drive and MD -27 to the existing sidewalk near the John T. Baker Middle School. The segment along Kingstead Road will run from Oak Drive to the John Haines Neighborhood Park. The project will provide ADA compliant sidewalk ramps, concrete driveway aprons, retaining walls at the school, and landscaping. Relocation of utility poles will be minimized.
Phase II - MD 27: The scope will include a 5 foot wide concrete sidewalk along the east side of MD 27 (Ridge Road) only. There are two locations where this sidewalk will be provided. The first is from the southern intersection at Oak Drive, north about 2,570 feet, to the existing sidewalk near Ridge Landing Place. The second segment is from the northern intersection at Oak Drive, north about 2,260 feet, to the existing sidewalk near Damascus High School. The project will provide ADA compliant sidewalk ramps, concrete driveway aprons, curb and gutter, drainage/storm water management, retaining walls and landscaping. Relocation of utility poles and other underground utilities will be needed at some locations.
Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
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