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)

  • Capital Crescent Surface Trail – Phase 1 (Bethesda Ave & Willow Lane from Ourisman Honda to 47th Street): Design complete.
  • Capital Crescent Surface Trail – Phase 2 (trail along 47th Street from Willow Lane to Elm Street): Design underway.
  • Woodmont Avenue Cycletrack – Phase 1 (Miller Ave to Montgomery Ln): Design complete.
  • Woodmont Avenue Cycletrack – Phase 2 (Wisconsin Ave to Miller Ave & Montgomery Ln to Norfolk Ave): Design completion expected in Fall 2022.
  • Montgomery Ln/Ave Cycletrack – Phase 1 & 2 (Woodmont Ave to Waverly St): Design complete.

Construction Status (all funded)

  • Capital Crescent Surface Trail – Phase 1
    • Construction started November 2020.
    • Storm drains, concrete, sidewalk reconstruction, signal equipment installation, milling, and resurfacing completed Summer 2021.
    • Striping work started in Fall 2021; delays due to material supply chain delays and worker shortages. Work paused due to cold weather. Striping will resume when temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees.
    • Remaining work includes signal activation and signage installation.
    • Completion is expected in early Spring 2022.
  • Woodmont Ave Cycletrack – Phase 1
    • Construction started in spring 2021.
    • Storm drains, concrete, sidewalk reconstruction, signal equipment installation, milling, and resurfacing completed Summer 2021.
    • Striping work started in Fall 2021; delays due to material supply chain delays and worker shortages. Work paused due to cold weather. Striping will resume when temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees.
    • Remaining work includes bikeway median installation, signal activation, signage installation, and construction of a layby in front of the Darcy.
    • Completion is expected in late Spring 2022.
  • Woodmont Ave Cycletrack – Phase 2
    • A portion of this project was constructed by adjacent development. Most striping was installed for the cycletrack from Old Georgetown Road to Norfolk Ave in December 2021.
    • Remaining work includes installation of flexposts, installation of signage, and installation of green markings.
    • The segment between Old Georgetown Road and Montgomery Lane which will connect the Phase 1 part of the project to the developer-constructed portion is expected to start construction in Spring 2023.
  • Montgomery Ln/Ave Cycletrack – Phase 1 & 2A (Woodmont to Wisconsin)
    • Construction is expected to start in early Spring 2022.
    • Completion is expected in Summer 2022.
  • Montgomery Ln/Ave Cycletrack – Phase 2B (Wisconsin to Waverly)
    • Construction is by adjacent development.
    • Construction started in late Fall 2021.
    • Completion is expected in late Spring 2022.
  • 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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