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
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The City of Takoma Park, MD, invites qualified consulting firms to submit responses (“proposals”) to this Request for Proposals in order to assist the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop final designs for the Maple Avenue Connectivity Project.
The City of Takoma Park is seeking proposals to develop two deliverables: 1) the final (100%) technical designs that enhance the safety and comfort of bicycle, pedestrian and transit users on Maple Avenue, from the Washington, DC border to Sligo Creek Parkway, and 2) a feasibility study for improved bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure on or along the Maple Avenue bridge over Sligo Creek.
The window to submit proposals closed on 2/15/23. Submitted proposals are currently under review.
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.
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
- Planning and Community Development
- Bikeways Program
- Bus Stop Improvements
- Maple Avenue Connectivity Project
- Metropolitan Branch Trail Upgrade
- Minor Master Plan Amendment
- New Ave Bikeway
- Public Space Management Plan
- Safe Routes to School
- We Belong Here: The Takoma Park Equity Walk
Maple Avenue Complete Streets Details
Project Info & Timeline
- Completion date: November 2024 (Final Designs)
- Takoma Park’s role in project: Lead
- Departments involved: Housing & Community Development
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.
- November 2024
Final designs presented to City Council for approval
- Spring 2023 – Fall 2024
Ongoing design and public engagement; specific timeline pending contractor selection
- December-February 2023
Open bidding process to identify project contractor
- October – November 2022
Develop and complete grant agreement with MDOT
- October 2022
City was awarded a MDOT Kim Lamphier Bikeways Program grant to complete design work
- June 2021
Preliminary Concept Designs (30%) submitted to the City
- June 9, 2021
City Council Presentation [Slides from meeting (PDF); Video from meeting (Web link)]
- March 30, 2021
Community Meeting [Slides from meeting (PDF); Video from meeting (Web link); Chat comments from meeting (PDF)]
- March 18, 2021
Community Meeting [Slides from meeting (PDF); Video from meeting (Web link)]
- January 26 & 27, 2021
Stakeholders Meetings [Slides from meeting (PDF)]
- Winter 2020/2021
Toole Design Survey of Project Area
- November 2020
Kick-Off Meeting with Toole Design Group
- October 2020
Toole Design Group Selected as Consultant
- May 2020
MWCOG Technical Assistance Grant Awarded for Maple Avenue Complete Streets Redesign