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Phase 1 of Broadneck Trail to Be Completed in January

Phase 1 also includes an entrance to the trail from the parking lot of the Broadneck Library.

Construction crews are working hard in cold weather to finish up the first phase of the Broadneck Peninsula Trail, which will stretch from Green Holly Drive to Old Cape St. Claire Road.

The ultimate goal of the trail is to create a path for walkers and bikers in Broadneck that connects from Cape St. Claire all the way to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail.

Anne Arundel County Government spokesman Dave Abrams said Friday that the trail's first phase should be completed by January. Abrams also said that residents shouldn't worry about the vegetation that has been displaced during the construction work.

"There will be significant replanting, so people can rest assured that once the trail is complete, it will look much better," Abrams said. "This trail has been talked about and planned for a very long time, and we're excited for it to become a reality."

Until the work is done, a barrier has been placed at the entrance to the trail on Green Holly Drive, prohibiting walking.

Phase 1 of the project 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)

See also:

  • Broadneck Peninsula Trail To Break Ground Thursday
  • PHOTOS: Broadneck Trail Progress Update
Mark Douglas January 03, 2013 at 07:52 PM
I drive by this construction every day and believe me nobody is working hard on anything. They do a little and then they disappear for a week or so.
Sue March 16, 2013 at 01:54 PM
Anyone have an update on this project? It is now March and phase one hasn't opened. I haven't seen any work being done in quite some time. With the nice weather right around the corner it sure would be nice to be able to use the trail!
D. Frank Smith March 17, 2013 at 02:24 AM
Sue, it was delayed until at least summer: http://broadneck.patch.com/articles/broadneck-trail-completion-date-delayed-until-summer

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