The first phase of the Broadneck Peninsula Trail has hit delays in construction, and its completion has been pushed from January to summer, a county representative said.
Anne Arundel County government spokesman Dave Abrams said Friday that the contractor associated with the job has run into some utility relocation problems, and requested the project's completion be moved back several months, to summer.
"We were pushing hard to have the project complete by January, and now it's about 70 percent finished," Abrams said. "The contractor ran into some relocation of utilities issues and has asked for more time. So our current estimate is that the project will be complete this summer."
Abrams added that clearing for the trail has been done in the right-of-way portion, and much of the stone has been laid for the path and paved, but working with utilities has proven to be a roadblock in recent weeks.
Phase 1 involves paving a 1.67-mile walking trail from Green Holly Drive to Old Cape St. Claire Road. Work began in August at a groundbreaking ceremony across from Broadneck Park. Phase 1 also includes an entrance to the trail from the parking lot of the Broadneck Library.
Phase 2 is currently in the design stage, Abrams said. It has not yet received funding.
Phases of the Broadneck Peninsula Trail
- Phase 1A—Green Holly Drive to College Parkway East (.87 miles)
- Phase 1B—College Parkway East to Bay Head Road (.80 miles)
- Phase 2—Bay Dale Drive to Green Holly Drive (1.24 miles)
- Phase 3—Peninsula Farm Road to Bay Dale Drive (2.47 miles)
- Phase 4—B&A Trail to Peninsula Farm Road (.48 miles)
- Phase 5—Bay Head Park to Sandy Point Park (2.48 miles)