Proposed New Projects

The following projects have been proposed by regional transportation agencies for inclusion in the air quality conformity analysis of the constrained element of Visualize 2045. The TPB will vote on the inputs to the air quality analysis on January 17, 2018. 

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DC Dedicated Bicycle Lanes on Multiple Street Segments Throughout City

Basic Project Information

Project Length:  6 Miles

Anticipated Completion:  2018, 2023

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $28 million

Submitting Agency:  District DOT

Anticipated Funding Sources:  Local

Project Description

  • 17th St. NW from New Hampshire Ave. to K St. (<1 mile)
  • Irving St. NE/NW from Warder St. NW to Michigan Ave. NE (1 mile)
  • K St. NE/NW from 7th St. NW to Florida Ave. NE (1.7 miles)
  • New York Ave. NE from Florida Ave. to Bladensburg Rd.  (2.3 miles)
  • Pennsylvania Ave. SE from 2nd St./Independence Ave.
  • to Barney Circle (1.3 miles)

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I-270 Toll Lanes from I-495 to I-70/US 40

Basic Project Information

Project Length:  34 Miles

Anticipated Completion:  2020-2025*

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $3.4 billion

Submitting Agency:  Maryland DOT

Anticipated Funding Sources:  Private

Project Description

The I-270 component of MDOT’s “Traffic Relief Plan” project will add two new managed toll lanes in each direction along I-270 between the Capital Beltway (I-495) and I-70/US 40.

*Actual completion year will depend on awarded contract. For air quality conformity modeling purposes, the completion date is presumed to be 2025.

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I-495 Toll Lanes from American Legion Bridge to Woodrow Wilson Bridge

Basic Project Information

Project Length:  42 Miles

Anticipated Completion:  2020-2025*

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $4.2 billion

Submitting Agency:  Maryland DOT

Anticipated Funding Sources:  Private

Project Description

The I-495 component of MDOT’s “Traffic Relief Plan” project will add two new managed toll lanes in each direction along the Capital Beltway between the Virginia side of the American Legion Bridge to the Potomac River, not including the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

*Actual completion year will depend on awarded contract. For air quality conformity modeling purposes, the completion date is presumed to be 2025.

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US 301 Widening from Harry Nice Bridge to US 50/I-595

Basic Project Information

Project Length:  48 Miles

Anticipated Completion:  2045

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $4.6 billion

Submitting Agency:  Maryland DOT

Anticipated Funding Sources:  Federal, State

Project Description

Widen Crain Highway, US 301 from 4 to 6 lanes between the Governor Harry Nice Bridge at the Potomac River to the John Hanson Highway, US 50/I-595.

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MD 201 Widening from I-495 to US 1 north of Muirkirk Road

Basic Project Information

Project Length:  4.5 Miles

Anticipated Completion:  2045

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $1 billion

Submitting Agency:  Maryland DOT

Anticipated Funding Sources:  State

Project Description

This project will widen MD 201 to four lanes between north of I-495, Capital Beltway to Ammendale Way. It will also extend the Maryland route 201 designation from its current end-point at Powder Mill Road to continue along Edmonston Road and Old Baltimore Pike. Additionally, it will construct a four-lane extension from Muirkirk Road to US 1. Bicycle and pedestrian access will be considered as part of this project.

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MD 97 Reconstruction from 16th Street to Forest Glen Road

Basic Project Information

Project Length:  <1 Mile

Anticipated Completion:  2025

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $52 million

Submitting Agency:  Maryland DOT

Anticipated Funding Sources:  State, Local

Project Description

This project will reconstruct and widen MD 97, Georgia Avenue from six or seven lanes to seven or eight lanes on either side of I-495, Capital Beltway between 16th Street and Forest Glen Road. Sidewalks and accommodations for bicycles will be included where appropriate.

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Randolph Road BRT from US 29 to MD 355

Basic Project Information

Project Length:  10 Miles

Anticipated Completion:  2040

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $102 million

Submitting Agency:  Montgomery County

Anticipated Funding Sources:  Federal, Local

Project Description

This project will implement a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route on Randolph Road between the White Flint Metro Station to US 29, Columbia Pike. The buses will run in mixed-traffic.

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North Bethesda Transitway BRT from Montgomery Mall Transit Center to White Flint Metrorail Station

Basic Project Information

Project Length:  10 Miles

Anticipated Completion:  2040

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $102 million

Submitting Agency:  Montgomery County

Anticipated Funding Sources:  Federal, Local

Project Description

This project will implement a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route on Rock Spring Drive and Old Georgetown Road connecting the White Flint Metro Station with the Montgomery Mall Transit Center and the Rock Spring office park area. The buses will run on a dedicated transitway.

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MD 355 BRT from Bethesda to Clarksburg

Basic Project Information

Project Length:  10 Miles

Anticipated Completion:  2040

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $102 million

Submitting Agency:  Montgomery County

Anticipated Funding Sources:  Federal, Local

Project Description

This project will implement a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route on MD 355 between Bethesda and Clarksburg. The buses will run in a combination of dedicated transitway and mixed traffic.

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Veirs Mill Road BRT from MD 355 to MD 97

Basic Project Information

Project Length:  6 Miles

Anticipated Completion:  2030

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $80 million

Submitting Agency:  Montgomery County

Anticipated Funding Sources:  Federal, Local

Project Description

This project will implement a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line on Veirs Mill Road between the Rockville and Wheaton Metrorail stations. The project includes constructing queue jumps and installing transit signal priority at key intersections. The project also adds new transit service using articulated BRT vehicles, BRT stations with level boarding and off-board fare collection, and pedestrian and bike improvements.

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I-495 HOT Lanes Northern Extension from Old Dominion Drive to American Legion Bridge

Basic Project Information

Project Length:  2 Miles

Anticipated Completion:  2025

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $500 million

Submitting Agency:  Virginia DOT

Anticipated Funding Sources:  Federal, State, Private

Project Description

This project has been included in the long-range plan since 2005. To better coordinate with the toll lane project on the Capital Beltway in Maryland, the completion date is being advanced to 2025 and the HOT facilities between the George Washington Parkway and the bridge will be expanded to two lanes in each direction.

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I-95 Southbound Auxiliary Lane from VA 123 to VA 294

Basic Project Information

Project Length:  1.5 Miles

Anticipated Completion:  2028

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $27.5 million

Submitting Agency:  Virginia DOT

Anticipated Funding Sources:  Federal, State

Project Description

This project will add one auxiliary lane to southbound I-95 between the Route 123 on-ramp and the Route 294 exit ramp.

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US 15 Widening from Battlefield Parkway to VA 661

Basic Project Information

Project Length:  3.6 Miles

Anticipated Completion:  2025

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $33 million

Submitting Agency:  Virginia DOT

Anticipated Funding Sources:  Federal, State, Local

Project Description

This project will widen US Route 15, James Madison Highway from two to four lanes between the northern interchange with Battlefield Parkway and VA 661, Montresor Road.

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Metro Core Capacity Improvements

Basic Project Information

Anticipated Completion:  2045

Estimated Cost of Construction:  $5.4 billion

Submitting Agency:  WMATA

Anticipated Funding Sources:  Federal, State, Local

Project Description

This project will implement all 8-car trains running on the system during peak periods. Capacity improvements will be made to stations in the core to accommodate the trains. Supporting power infrastructure will be added to support the expansion.

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