Dale Drive Shared Use Path and Safety Improvements

This project provides for the design and construction of a new eight-foot wide shared use path approximately 1 mile of length along the north side of Dale Drive from Georgia Avenue (MD 97) to Colesville Road (US 29). The project also provides minor intersection safety improvements within the project limits to improve existing sight distance and crosswalks. 

December 2022 Updates

Final Design Phase Has Reached 90% Design Milestone

The Dale Drive Shared Use Path & Safety Improvements project has reached the 90% design milestone. The detailed engineering plans can now be found on the project website under the Project Documents tab. Feel free to download the file and review the latest design.

You can also visit the following interactive web application for a more user-friendly way to look at the latest design, which allows users to zoom in and out to look at this project closely. Please note that this application is for informational purposes only, as it utilizes geospatial data and can only shows approximate locations of data. For the most accurate information on the project design, please refer to the design plans instead.

dale drive interactive map

For any questions regarding the current design, potential impacts, and project schedule, please contact the project manager, Angel Cheng at angel.cheng@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov .


November 2021 Updates

Collecting Comments and Written Testimony Through December 1, 2021

The Dale Drive Shared Use Path & Safety Improvements project has reached 70% design milestone, and a virtual public hearing was held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 7:00pm. The project team presented the 70% design, project costs and schedule, as well as collected verbal testimony from community members and answered questions about the project.

To access the public hearing recording, please visit the recording link under the “Project Documents” tab for the 2021 November Public Hearing.

Public input is key to the success of a capital improvement project as it helps us to better understand the needs and concerns of the community. Your input is important to us! Through December 1, 2021, MCDOT will continue to collect comments and written testimony regarding to the project. All comments and testimony must be received by the close of this hearing record on December 1, 2021 at 7:00pm.


October 2021 Updates

Virtual Public Hearing Scheduled for 70% Design Milestone

The Dale Drive Share Used Path & Safety Improvements project is approaching 70% design milestone, and we would like to invite you to the virtual public hearing to learn more about the latest on the design, as well as share your comments with us.

This virtual public hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 7:00pm. The project team will present the 70% design, project costs and schedule, as well as collecting additional community input and answer any questions you might have about the project. Additional materials will be posted by the end of October to allow ample time for you to review them prior to the public hearing.

We request that you register beforehand. To register for the meeting, please fill out the form linked below. You will receive instructions for signing into the meeting. If you require special accommodations to participate or to view materials, please contact the project manager, Angel Cheng .


February 2021 Updates

Final Design Kickoff

The Dale Drive Share Used Path and Safety Improvement Project (used to known as the Dale Drive Pedestrian Facility Improvement Project – Facility Planning Study) was approved and funded in the Montgomery County Capital Improvements Program (CIP) by the County Council to begin the final design phase in FY 21.

The project team has kicked off the final design phase in January 2021. The first task for this phase is to survey additional field data, such as underground utilities, property boundaries, tree inventory, etc. throughout the project limits, in order to assist accurate engineering design and avoid critical impacts. There might be colorful ribbons and/or flags within the immediate vicinity of Dale Drive, and we ask that they are to be left alone as these ribbons/flags are crucial for the survey crew to collect the field data.

The next step of the project is the 70% design milestone and holding a public hearing for the project, and we are anticipating this milestone to happen by the end of this year. At which we will be notifying the community with meeting details.

June 2020 Updates

Montgomery County Planning Board Mandatory Referral Hearing - July 30, 2020

The Dale Drive Pedestrian Facility Improvement Project — Facility Planning Study will evaluate long-term pedestrian facility improvements on Dale Drive, such as concrete sidewalk, shared use path, and various traffic safety measures. This phase of the project will result in the development of the preliminary (35%) design.

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the Montgomery County Planning Board will conduct a Mandatory Referral Hearing on this project. The meeting is open for public, and community members are welcome to attend. For more information, please visit https://montgomeryplanningboard.org/agendas/.

For any short-term traffic calming improvements and/or traffic-related comments or concerns, please email trafficops@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Project Schedule
  • Final Design Start: Q1 2021
  • 70% Design Milestone: Q3 2021
  • Public Hearing: Q4 2021
  • 90% Design Milestone: Q4 2022
  • Final Design Complete: Q4 2023
  • Property Acquisition Process Begins: Q4 2023
  • Utility Relocation Begins: Q2 2024 (Estimated)
  • Construction Begins: Q4 2024 (Estimated)

Angel Cheng, P.E.
Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
Phone: 240-777-7274
E-mail: angel.cheng@montgomerycountymd.gov

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