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Maple Avenue Connectivity Project

About Maple Avenue Connectivity Project

Maple Avenue is a well-traveled neighborhood street that connects residents and visitors to schools, work places, dense housing, transit, and recreational opportunities. Due to its context and prominence, the City looks to strengthen transportation connections on Maple Avenue. The goal is to prioritize pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users to provide safer, more convenient, and more comfortable travel for all roadway users.

Current Project Status

In October, 2022, the MDOT Kim Lamphier Bikeways Program awarded the City  a grant for funds to complete the design work for the Maple Avenue Connectivity Project (formerly Complete Streets Project). The grant scope includes design work that revisits the existing preliminary (30% design) and then progresses the designs to shovel readiness (100%). It also includes funding dedicated to a feasibility study that explores better bike and pedestrian facilities for crossing the Maple Ave bridge.

Bicyclist and bus in front of the Takoma Park Community Center on Maple Avenue
Bicyclist and bus in front of the Takoma Park Community Center on Maple Avenue

Project History

Preliminary concept designs (30% Designs) were completed on June 30th, 2021. The grantor, MWCOG, selected Toole Design Group as the contractor for this project to develop a preliminary design concept for a redesign of Maple Avenue from the Sligo Creek Trail to the DC Line. The concept design was developed from community input based on four public meetings and a City Council hearing. The final products include cost estimates for improvements and preliminary concept design drawings for implementation.

Links and Notes

Project Lead

Alex Freedman
Acting Planning & Development Manager
Phone: 301-891-7119
Email: alexanderf@takomaparkmd.gov

 Quicklinks

Maple Avenue Complete Streets Details

Project Info & Timeline

Budget & Funding Source

In May 2020, the City was awarded $50,000 in the form of a Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Technical Assistance Grant to develop an initial design concept for a Complete Street-style redesign of Maple Avenue from the Sligo Creek Pkwy to the DC Line.

In October 2022, the City was awarded $304,000 from the MDOT Kim Lamphier Bikeways Program to develop final design plans for Maple Ave. The grant requires a 20% City match of $76,000. Once completed, the project will be shovel ready, pending construction funds.

Project Timeline

Planning and Community Development Division Sections