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.

Flower Avenue Green Street Project

Project Description

Flower Avenue is a two lane, two way roadway with posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour. High numbers of pedestrians walk or wait for a bus along the Flower Avenue. Montgomery County Ride-On operates 3 routes & there are sixteen bus stops in the corridor, eight in each direction. Eastern side of the street lacks sidewalk & the sidewalk along western side is in need of renovation. Pedestrians face difficulties crossing the street due to the limited crosswalk. Study done by SHA shows that 85 percent of vehicle travelling along Flower Avenue is approximate 10 mph over posted limit. Improvements proposed by the projects includes sidewalk and traffic calming measures will maximize pedestrian safety & security. Bus shelter & reassessment of Ride-On service will maximize the use of Buses & enhance their service quality. 
 
Proposed improvement at the Flower and Houston Avenue Intersection
Proposed improvement at Flower and Houston Avenue Intersection
 
Unlike most city streets, Flower Avenue has no stormwater infrastructure. Streets generally have catch basins or inlets into which rain water flows into underground pipes as part of the city’s stormwater system. There are two inlets opposite each other on Flower near Domer, serving a pipe that runs perpendicular to the street. The water is shunted into Sligo Creek and Long Branch creek without slowing or filtering. There are no other inlets for the full length of the Flower Avenue project area. All other stormwater on Flower Avenue simply runs onto side streets or private property. Inorder to address the stormwater issues, the project proposes low-impact stormwater retention facilities. The Low-impact stormwater retention facilities will provide environmental benefit by capturing & treating the street run-off.
 

Events

No events currently scheduled.

Project Documents

The Flower Avenue Green Street project page is now located at floweravenue.takomaparkmd.gov.

Contact Us

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

Rick Adams
Consultant Project Manager
Phone: 410-462-9247
Email: radams@rkk.com

Robert Gillespie
Consultant Project Engineer
Phone: 410-462-9192
Email: rgillespie@rkk.com

Nima Upadhyay
Special Projects Coordinator
Phone: 301-891-7621
Email: NimaU@takomaparkmd.gov

Environmental Sustainability Action Plan And Preparation Of Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Project Description

On December 2012, The City of Takoma Park awarded the contract for Environmental Sustainability Action Plan And Preparation Of Greenhouse Gas Inventory to the Brendle Group, of Fort Collins, Colorado. The consultant is working in collaboration with the Committee on the Environment (COE), the community-at-large, and the City Staff. The final draft is expected to be completed by early September.

Project Schedule

Events

Environmental Sustainability Action Plan And Preparation Of Greenhouse Gas Inventory Open House

Monday, July 29, 2013
7:30 pm

Community Center
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Project Documents

Contact Us

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

Seth Jansen
Consultant Project Engineer
Phone: 970- 207-0058
Email: sjansen@brendlegroup.com

Nima Upadhyay
Special Projects Coordinator
Phone: 301-891-7621
Email: NimaU@takomaparkmd.gov

 

 

 

Erskine Street Traffic Calming

Project Description

In March, 2012, residents of the Hillwood Manor Neighborhood Association submitted a petition to the City requesting traffic calming on Erskine Street. A Public Hearing took place on June 18, 2012 and the Council authorized funding in the next fiscal year for development of a traffic calming plan for the street. The City hired Rummell, Klepper and Kahl, (RKK) an engineering firm, to develop design options. 

The first public meeting was held on May 7, 2013, proposed plans were presented and reviewed. On June 20, 2013, second public meeting was held to review the revised design. The proposed traffic calming and sidewalk installation received positive feedback from the attendant.The final design will be presented to the City Council on Monday July 15 and July 22, 2013. The Council will be considering approval of the construction of traffic Calming and Sidewalk. 

To find details on the location and time for the meetings, please review the events listed below.

Project Documents

Contact Us

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

Nima Upadhyay
Special Projects Coordinator
Phone: 301-891-7621
Email: NimaU@takomaparkmd.gov