North High Street Extension - Facility Planning Study

 

The project provides for the Facility Planning study to develop conceptual alternatives of a roadway extension at North High Street to Morningwood Drive in Olney, MD. Though the project mainly focuses on the roadway extension, pedestrian and bicyclists safety and connection improvements are also being explored.

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Fall 2021 Update

Montgomery County Planning Board Briefing – October 28, 2021

The North High Street Extension Facility Planning Study evaluates the feasibility of the roadway extension to Morningwood Drive, as well as pedestrian and bicyclist safety and connection improvements. This phase of the project will result in the development of the preliminary design. At this time, there is no funding scheduled for final design and construction.

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, the Montgomery County Planning Board will be briefed on the project, the design alternatives, potential impacts, as well as a summary of community feedback and public engagement. The meeting will be virtual and is open to the public, and community members are welcome to attend and testify. For more information, please visit https://montgomeryplanningboard.org/agendas/.

Fall 2020 Updates

The project team has analyzed and developed two build alternatives for the North High Street Extension Facility Planning Study.  Alternative 1 focuses on the interim improvements to North High Street for a roadway extension to Morningwood Drive, while Alternative 2 is the Master Plan’s ultimate alternative based on the County’s Business District Street section. A “No-Build” alternative (where no improvements are proposed) will be used as the baseline to compare against the build-alternatives.

Alternative 1 is proposing a 11-foot travel lane in both direction, 8-foot wide pocket parking spaces on the south side of the roadway, and a 6-foot sidewalk along south side of North High Street with a minimum of 6-foot grass buffer.

Alternative 1 Typical Section

Figure 1 – Alternative 1 Typical Section near Morningwood Drive

Alternative 1 Figure 2

Figure 2 – Alternative 1 Typical Section near Olney Center

You can view the overall proposed plan for Alternative 1  here .


Alternative 2 is proposing a 11-foot travel lane in both direction, 8-foot wide pocket parking spaces on both side of the road, an 8-foot sidewalk on the south side of the road with a minimum of 6-foot grass buffer, and a 10-foot sidepath on the north side of the road with a minimum of 6-foot grass buffer.

Alternative 2 typical section graphic
Figure 3 – Alternative 2 Typical Section near Morningwood Drive

Alternative 2 typical section 2 graphic

Figure 4 – Alternative 2 Typical Section near Olney Center

You can view the overall proposed plan for Alternative 2 here .

In order to compare the proposed alternatives with the “No-Build” alternatives visually, an impact analysis matrix has been developed.  MCDOT investigated the potential impacts to the following:

  • Environmental resources (such as trees, streams, wetlands, etc.)
  • Utility lines
  • Private properties
  • Existing parking spaces
  • Construction cost
You can view the impact analysis matrix in detail here .

Contact Us

Angel Cheng
Project Engineer
Montgomery County Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
240-777-7274 (office)

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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:

Angel Cheng
MCDOT Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor SE
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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