Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Work on a hiking and biking trail on College Parkway began again in April after a utility hang-up.
The Broadneck Peninsula Trail is scheduled to be completed by the end of June, according to a county spokeswoman. Work on Phase 1 of the trail, which spans 1.6 miles of College Parkway from Green Holly Drive to Bay Head road, was halted in February when the construction company came into conflict with a utility crossing. Work began again in April near Cape St. Claire Road, and will continue throughout the next two months until its scheduled completion at the end of June, according to Anne Arundel County spokeswoman Tracie Reynolds. Construction began on the trail 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 …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Construction work continued this week near Cape St. Claire for a trail that will span the peninsula from west to east.
Despite a delay in the College Parkway portion of the Broadneck Peninsula Trail, construction work continued this week along a section of the trail that runs along Cape St. Claire Road. For the past few weeks, a crew has been clearing a path for the trail to connect to Cape St. Claire Road. The path is a portion of Phase 1 of the project is set to be completed in the summer, after it was delayed due to utility relocation issues earlier this year, a county government spokesman said. The trail will ultimately span the peninsula from west to east, linking Sandy Point State Park to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail in Arnold. Phase 1 involves paving a 1.67-mile walking trail from Green Holly Drive to Old Cape St. Claire Road. Work began in …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Utility relocation has tied up the contractor for the trail's construction.
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…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
In 2012: A local mom pioneered a playground renaissance, work on a new walking trail began, and the local community college opened its renovated library.
Part two of the Broadneck Patch's year in review for 2012 saw some of the lighter news of this year's top stories. Did you miss Part 1 of the year in review? Persistence paid off for one Broadneck mom, who started a fundraising campaign to help rebuild Broadneck Park's playground. In July, it was confirmed that Anne Arundel County would fund $35,000 in restoration efforts at the playground. It was a huge step forward for the Friends of Broadneck Park. In total, the Friends of Broadneck Park raised $50,000 this year for new playground equipment, not only to ensure it was safe, but also to expand the available equipment to younger children. Kara McGuirk-Allison, a mother from Broadneck, headed the effort under the umbrella of Broadneck …
Friday, December 14, 2012
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. "…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Gravel has been freshly laid and smoothed by equipment, and it appears to be ready for paving.
Take a walk behind the Broadneck Library, and you'll see a newly laid path from the Broadneck Peninsula Trail. Gravel has been freshly laid and smoothed by equipment, and it appears to be ready for paving. The trail will span the peninsula from west to east, linking Sandy Point State Park to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail in Arnold. Phase 1 of the project is set to be completed in early 2013. Phase 1 includes the construction of a trail along College Parkway from Green Holly Drive to Cape St. Claire Road and the Walnut Ridge community. See also:
Friday, August 24, 2012
The trail will ultimately link Sandy Point State Park to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail in Arnold.
Unless you've been living under a rock this past month, you've seen the construction along College Parkway for the upcoming Broadneck Peninsula Trail. Crews have been clearing a path for the planned 6.6-mile walking and biking trail, which so far has involved uprooting dozens of trees along the parkway, behind Broadneck Library and Broadneck High School, and across from the park. Shown in the picture are two high school girls crossing College Parkway, with the view of hundreds of feet of uprooted trees and foliage behind them. The work is expected to continue throughout the year. For more on the trail, see my previous stories:
Friday, August 3, 2012
The first phase of the trail's construction should be completed by early 2013.
County officials formally plunged golden shovels into the dirt at the site of a new, 6.6-mile trail in Broadneck on Thursday. The crowd gathered for The Broadneck Peninsula Trail's groundbreaking ceremony was a shortlist for local parks and trails enthusiasts. Members of the Arnold Preservation Council, Broadneck Council of Communities and the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails all wore smiles, despite the heat. The trail will span the peninsula from west to east, linking Sandy Point State Park to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail in Arnold. Phase 1 of the project includes the construction of a trail along College Parkway from Green Holly Drive to Cape St. Claire Road and the Walnut Ridge community (see attached .PDF). Phases of the …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The first phase of the trail will link Green Holly Drive to Cape St. Claire Road.
The Broadneck Peninsula Trail—a 6.6-mile trail that will link Sandy Point State Park to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail in Arnold, is scheduled to break ground on Thursday. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, and is open to the public. Phase 1 of the project includes the construction of a trail along College Parkway from Green Holly Drive to Cape St. Claire Road and the Walnut Ridge community. The full scope of the trail will utilize right-of-way property along College Parkway and provide access to Anne Arundel Community College, local elementary and middle schools, Broadneck High, Broadneck Library and several community parks. The landmark public trail, which will also benefit area bikers, has been in the …
Monday, June 4, 2012
The trail will run along College Parkway and ultimately connect with the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail.
Hikers and bikers of Broadneck have something to be excited about. Construction for a new bike trail along College Parkway will begin this summer, and the goal is to create a path that connects from Cape St. Claire all the way to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail. Ken Alban, the capital projects manager for the county’s Recreations and Parks Department, said this project has been in the works since 2000. “The ultimate goal is to make a connection to Route 2, and if we could get across Route 2, the B&A Trail in some fashion,” Alban said. “But that’s way down the road. This part has been in the books for a while and it’s exciting to finally see some funding flow into it.” A contract for the construction of Phase 1 of the project was recently…