Current Projects

The City of Takoma Park Public Works Department is currently working on the following projects. For more information on individual pojects happening in the City of Takoma Park read the items below.

If you have any questions please contact the Public Works Department.

New Sidewalks Proposed For Pinecrest Neighborhood

The City has held three community meetings to discuss the development of six new sidewalks in the Pinecrest neighborhood. The process for new sidewalk requests, established by the City Council, requires that affected residents be involved in the decision through a series of meetings and votes. The first community meeting to discuss the request was held September 18, 2012.  The first vote, which took place in October, 2012, gauged support for proceeding with development of a design. The City received 77 total votes of which 63 were in favor, so the design process went forward.  The engineering firm of Whitman, Requardt and Associates was hired in November, 2013 to develop the design. Design proposals were presented to the community on April 23, 2014 and October 8, 2014. Based on feedback received from the meetings, five of the six sidewalks have a final design. The affected community has been asked to vote on whether to construct the five sidewalks and responses must be received by November 14, 2014.

The final design plans can be accessed below as PDF files. (Click "Read More" to access.)

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact:

Daryl Braithwaite
Public Works Director
Phone: 301-891-7615
Email: DarylB@takomaparkmd.gov

IDIQ Bid Results

In September, the City issued a Request For Proposals for indefinite quantities for asphalt, concrete, and stormwater structures. Seven bids were received and opened on October 1. Click here for bid result tabulation. The intended contract period is for three (3) years with the option to extend for two (2) additional one (1) year periods.

Based on staff’s analysis of the price proposals, the two lowest bidders are NZI Construction Corporation and D & F Construction. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Contract Award is scheduled for October 13, 2014. Due to the significant number of projects for which this contract could be put to use, the Department of Public Works has recommended the City Council to award the contract to the two lowest bidders. By having two vendors on contract, projects could be scheduled simultaneously and delays in one vendor’s availability will not necessarily delay work on a construction project.

Contact Us

Ali Khalilian
City Engineer
Phone: 301-891-7620
Email: Alik@takomaparkmd.gov

Boyd Avenue Sidewalk Improvement Project (400 block of Boyd Avenue)

The City has held three community meetings to discuss the development of a sidewalk in the 400 block of Boyd Avenue. The process for new sidewalk requests, established by the City Council, requires that affected residents be involved in the decision through a series of meetings and votes. The first community meeting to discuss the request was held in October, 2012.  The first vote, which took place in November, 2012, gauged support for proceeding with development of a design. The City received 27 votes, 21 in the affirmative, so the design process was approved.  The engineering firm of Rummel, Klepper and Kahl was hired to develop the design. Design proposals were presented to the community on two occasions, March 26, 2014 and July 8, 2014. Based on feedback received from the meetings, a final design for the sidewalk has been developed.

The final sidewalk design includes a 5 foot wide sidewalk located on the south side of Boyd Avenue (odd numbered side) between Jackson Avenue and Aspen Avenue. The sidewalk is then continued on the north side of Boyd Avenue (even side) between Aspen Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. Please review the project document for the final design drawing.

Contact Us

Daryl Braithwaite
Public Works Director
Phone: 301-891-7615
Email: DarylB@takomaparkmd.gov

Sligo Mill Overlook Park Playground Plan

About the Sligo Mill Overlook Park Playground Plan Project

The City is developing a playground plan for a section of the Sligo Mill Overlook Park.

The current schedule includes the development of the design in the summer of 2014 and the construction of the playground in the following fiscal year - between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

There is the possibility of needing to relocate some of the existing garden plots in order to provide for sufficient room for the playground. If plots are relocated, the schedule will be developed to minimize impact to the gardeners during the growing season.

The land is owned and managed by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC). The City and MNCPPC have agreed to work cooperatively to develop the playground plan. The City has hired Symbiosis, Inc to develop the playground design. The City will oversee the development and construction of the playground design. MNCPPC will oversee relocation of any garden plots.

The playground project manager is Daryl Braithwaite, Public Works Director, who can be reached at 301-891-7615 or DarylB@takomaparkmd.gov.

This webpage has been developed as a repository for meeting minutes and design plans developed through the design process. Additional items will be added as they become available.

Sligo Mill Overlook Playscape (PowerPoint Presentation)

 

Contact Us

Daryl Braithwaite
Public Works Director
Phone: 301-891-7615
Email: DarylB@takomaparkmd.gov