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Isiah Leggett Montgomery County Executive Arthur Holmes, Jr. Director Department of Transportation Division of Transportation Engineering 100 Edison Park Drive 4th Floor Gaithersburg, MD 20878 Phone: 240-777-7223 Fax: 240-777-7277 Bruce Johnston, P.E. Division Chief

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Isiah leggett montgomery county executive arthur holmes jr director department of transportation

Isiah Leggett

Montgomery County Executive

Arthur Holmes, Jr. Director

Department of Transportation

Division of

Transportation Engineering100 Edison Park Drive

4th FloorGaithersburg, MD 20878Phone: 240-777-7223Fax: 240-777-7277

Bruce Johnston, P.E.Division Chief

Holger Serrano, P.E.Engineering Services Specialist

Sogand Seirafi, P.E.Planning & Design Chief

Tom Reise Property Acquisition Chief

Girum Awoke, Ph.D., P.E.Construction Chief

Sligo

Middle School

PROJECT SITE

N

metro

M

««PUBLIC MEETING »»

Dennis Ave

Georgia Ave

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

7:00PM – 9:00PMSligo Middle School1401 Dennis Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20902

ForestGlenRd

Capital

Beltway


Purpose of public meeting

««PURPOSE OF PUBLIC MEETING »»

Introduce project team

Outline project purpose and need

Share background data

Present alternatives and draft concepts

Explain project procedure and schedule

Listen to community’s concerns and gather feedback


Isiah leggett montgomery county executive arthur holmes jr director department of transportation

««PURPOSE OF PROJECT»»

  • To provide a grade separated pedestrian passageway across Georgia Avenue at Forest Glen Road for improved safety

  • To provide direct access to Forest Glen Metro Station and improved ADA accessibility to the mezzanine of the Metro Station

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Need for project

««NEED FOR PROJECT»»

There is a need for improved pedestrian safety at the intersection and improved access to the Metro Station

  • Highly congested intersection

  • Frequent conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles

  • 90% of pedestrians crossing Georgia Ave are to/from the Metro Station

  • No existing direct ADA access to the mezzanine of the Metro Station


Existing site conditions

««EXISTING SITE CONDITIONS»»

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Existing vehicular traffic condition

«« EXISTING VEHICULAR TRAFFIC CONDITION»»

  • Highly congested intersection 80,000 vehicles/day

  • Long signal cycle – 150 seconds

  • Potential pedestrian delay ≈ 140 seconds

  • Long delay encourages jaywalking

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Isiah leggett montgomery county executive arthur holmes jr director department of transportation

«« EXISTING PEDESTRIAN OPERATIONS »»

  • Counts performed Tuesday, April 26, 2011

  • Significant crossings of all 4 legs of the intersection

  • > 800 crossings of Georgia Avenue

  • 90% of pedestrian activity is to/from Metro

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Isiah leggett montgomery county executive arthur holmes jr director department of transportation

«« ALIGNMENT OPTIONS »»

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Isiah leggett montgomery county executive arthur holmes jr director department of transportation

«« PRELIMINARY EVALUATION »»

  • 90% of pedestrian traffic is related to Metro

  • Preferred Alternatives should provide direct access to Metro

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Isiah leggett montgomery county executive arthur holmes jr director department of transportation

«« TUNNEL ALTERNATIVE 1 »»

SOUTHEAST QUADRANT TO METRO STATION

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Isiah leggett montgomery county executive arthur holmes jr director department of transportation

«« TUNNEL ALTERNATIVES »»

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Isiah leggett montgomery county executive arthur holmes jr director department of transportation

«« TUNNEL ALTERNATIVE 2 »»

NORTHEAST QUADRANT TO METRO STATION

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Isiah leggett montgomery county executive arthur holmes jr director department of transportation

«« BRIDGE ALTERNATIVE 1 »»

SOUTHEAST QUADRANT TO METRO STATION

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Isiah leggett montgomery county executive arthur holmes jr director department of transportation

««BRIDGE ALTERNATIVE 1 »»

SOUTHEAST QUADRANT TO METRO STATION

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Isiah leggett montgomery county executive arthur holmes jr director department of transportation

«« ALTERNATIVE COMPARISON »»

Recommendation:

(Note: A recommendation for a preferred alternative will be made after consultation with the project team, solicitation of public comment, and review by county officials.)

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Project procedure schedule

««PROJECT PROCEDURE & SCHEDULE»»

I. FEASIBILITY STUDY

(Funded)

Complete in Summer 2012

  • Collect data; develop alternatives and draft concepts; and evaluate impacts and constructability

  • Obtain public input

  • Select recommended Preferred Alternative and refine concept.

  • Obtain approval from the Director of DOT & County elected officials on Preferred Alternative and concept

II. FINAL DESIGN

(Funded)

1 ½ Years

III. CONSTRUCTION

(Not Funded)

3 ¼ Years (Tunnel)

1 ¼ Years (Bridge)

Obtain Federal Funds

WE ARE HERE


Obtain public input

««OBtain Public INPUT »»

Project Manager: Greg Hwang

Mailing Address:Department of Transportation

Division of Transportation Engineering

100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 240-777-7279Fax: 240-777-7277

Division of Transportation Engineering Home Page:

http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-DTE/Common/home.aspx

  • Public Meeting on April 10, 2012

  • Comment Period thru April 24, 2012

    • By postage paid comment card

    • By mail or e-mail to Project Manager


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