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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL (SRTS) Sidewalk Construction Project

Meetings and Documents are presented in date order by most recent year


FHWA sends April 22 letter to ACHP in response to their recommendations and concludes the Section 106 process. FHWA response to ACHP 04_22_19

ACHP sends an April 17 letter responding to the March 2019 letter from FHWA and concurs with their Section 106 finding. ACHP also asks FHWA to address recommendations listed by ACHP. See letter: ACHP letter to FHWA garrett park srts project disputed effect finding 17Apr2019

Garrett Park receives approval by MDT State Highway Administration (SHA) to advertize the invitation for bids (IFB) for the Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Construction Project. Click on this link to see approval letter from SHA to Mayor Kacky

Award letter from SHA for additional funding 

To correct an oversight by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the MD State Highway Administration has asked the FHWA to request review and concurrence by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). Click on this link to see letter from FHWA to ACHP 03 2019 for ACHP concurrence on Section 106 review.

SHA Confirmation of Total Funding; Concurrence in Award and Notice to Proceed with Patriot

SHA Office of Construction Recommendation to Award to Patriot

Notice to Proceed Signed by Patriot

SHA Notice to Proceed with Hayat Brown


As a result of the Section 106 compliance review last December by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), FHWA upheld their finding of "no adverse effect on historical properties." They also believed that the goals and overall intention of the consultation requirements were met. FHWA's Section 106 compliance review and finding.

We've received a request from the Federal Highway 106 officials to review consulting parties' concerns and to provide documentation showing the Town's individual responses to them.  We will be discussing these concerns with the Town Council and the consulting parties.

Update by Mayor Kacky on Sec 106 to Residents - 26Nov2018

Public Awareness Letter 16Apr2018 SHA Fed Aid Prog Guy Talerico

Community Outreach updated 4-13-2018

2018.03.06. SHA Letter Approving Garrett Park Sidewalk Project Additional Funding

100% Sidewalk Design

MDOT, SHA Right of Way Certification



Final Review Meeting Minutes Town and SHA - 8.28.17 

Attachment 9_MHT NAE Concurrence on Garrett Park SRTS Project 11-9-17 

SHA Project Modification

FHWA Section 106 Finding

MHT Concurrence with FHWA Finding

Letter of Approval Re Programmatic Categorical Exclusion 

95% Sidewalk Design

MHT finding November 09, 2017 on the Garrett Park SRTS Project

Cover Letter for MHT submission 2017 update;

Submission by the Town of Garrett Park to the Maryland Historical Trust, 2017 update

Material to be presented at the August 14, 2017 Town Council Meeting:

Resolution Authorizing a Sidewalk Grant Amendment (Supporting documents in paper in Town Office)

The engineers have completed the 65% design of the sidewalk project.  Shown here are the sidewalk, curb and driveway alignments, the stormwater management project design in Porcupine Woods at the Clermont trail entrance, and typical cross sections.  



After an extensive search process, approved by SHA, the town contracted with Nobis Engineering to take over the engineering design of the Sidewalk Project.  Nobis, with extensive experience in the design of similar projects, has worked with both the State Highway Administration and Montgomery County in obtaining the reviews and permits required. Nobis began immediately on the update of the previous design document and on March 13, met with the Town Council, the Sidewalk Advisory Committee and Town residents to obtain their expectations of the project.  


Montgomery County has approved the stormwater management plan for the Town’s sidewalk project.  The materials associated with this action are posted here:

SWM Engineering Report

SWM Concept Approval









Nobis Engineering Contract, December 1, 2016

Public Hearing January 20, 2016

Public Hearing January 26, 2016

History of Sidewalks in Garrett Park (Nancy Schwartz - Historic Preservation Committee)

Resolution reaffirming decision to design and construct the sidewalk

Town Council Meeting February 8, 2016 - Minutes

Submission by the Town of Garrett Park to the Maryland Historical Trust, June 2,2016


GP Historic Preservation Committee Report on Building Sidewalks in the Garrett Park Historic District

Meeting on the Impact of Proposed Sidewalks on the Historic Character of Garrett Park September 15, 2015

Preliminary Design Map: Clermont

Preliminary Design Map: Kenilworth

Preliminary Design Map: Oxford


SRTS Citizen's Advisory Committee Tree Walk, February 9, 2014

Survey of Town Sidewalks (unofficial)

SRTS Citizen's Advisory Committee Letter to the Council

SRTS SHA Oxford 15 % Design Map

SRTS SHA Clermont 15% Design Map

SRTS SHA Kenilworth 15% Design Map

Dick Pratt Critique of Scope of Work

Town Comments on the 15% Design

SRTS SAC Meeting Minutes:

April 7, 2014

May 12, 2014

September 15, 2014

Invitation to Bid for Right of Way Survey

SHA Approval of Grant Funds for the Cost of the Sidewalk Right-of Way Survey


MOU between SHA and the Town of Garrett Park

Safe Routes to School Grant Application

August, 7, 2013 Safe Routes to Schools Application Approval

Resolution to accept SHA SRTS Grant and to appoint a Citizen's Sidewalk Advisory Committee

MDP Maryland Historical Trust, Nov 25, 2013 Letter from J. Rodney Little

SRTS Citizen's Sidewalk Advisory Committee

SRTS SAC Meeting Minutes:

November 11, 2013

December 2, 2013

Information regarding the Historic Preservation Review Process


Town Council Meeting Minutes 12/06/12 - Motion to Approve Grant Application



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