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.

Join Us at the Virtual Public Hearing!

The Virtual Public Hearing for the MacArthur Boulevard Bikeway & Improvements Project – Segment 3 will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., to present the project scope, obtain community testimony and answer questions. The meeting will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic; you can join us through your computer or by telephone.

Please register in advance to attend the hearing via the online registration form (click here) . On the morning of Wednesday, March 29, 2023, you will receive an email providing the meeting link, passcode, and connection instructions for signing in and using the internet-based virtual platform.

We look forward to your participation. If you require special accommodations to participate in the hearing or to view materials, please contact Yasamin Esmalii via email at [email protected] .


The County welcomes your feedback. Public input adds to the success of any public infrastructure project as it allows the County to understand the concerns of the community.

To submit your comments and questions regarding this project, please use the online comment form (click here) or send your comments and questions in an email to the Project Manager, Yasamin Esmaili at [email protected] . Please be sure to include your name and property address on all email correspondence.


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
E-mail: [email protected]

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