Information about the Broadneck Peninsula Trail

A description of the project:

The Broadneck Peninsula Trail is a proposed 6.6 mile east-west trail linking Sandy Point State Park with the B&A Trail in Arnold. The trail will primarily utilize property within the right-of-way of College Parkway and will provide links to Anne Arundel Community College, elementary and middle schools, Broadneck High School, Broadneck Library, and numerous community parks. The trail will be a component of the American Discovery Trail. (from Maryland DNR Greenways)

The project is a partnership of local, State and Federal government, including the State Highway Administration and the Friends.

AA County has relased a map of the project: Broadneck Trail Map.

Project Timeline

10/11/2014 Allan and Edie Segree Rest Area dedicated. “As well as a welcoming bench, the Segree Rest Area includes a picnic table, bike rack plus a water fountain for people and a hose for a pet dish, all on pavers and landscaping.” This is located near the Broadneck library. According to the Capital Gazette, “Funds to create the rest area, about $25,000, were generously donated by area resident Ed Parker.”

9/5/2014 According to the Baltimore Sun, “The state has awarded more than $2 million in grants to improve bike paths across Maryland …” including “A $44,000 project in Anne Arundel County is to provide design work on a connection between the B&A Trail to Broadneck.”

8/2/2012 Groundbreaking Ceremony for phase One, from Green Holly Road to Cape St. Claire Road, was held across from the entrance to Broadneck Park. The project is expected to be completed in six months.

6/4/2012 Broadneck Patch reports:

A contract for the construction of Phase 1 of the project was recently recommended to Peak Inc. for $944,200, with work set to begin in late summer …

Ten bids were received, ranging from $885,000 to $1.4 million.

Peak Inc. came in as the second-lowest bid. The lowest bidder was disqualified for failure to provide bid security, according to documents with the county Department of Public Works.

11/2011 AACO Phase 1A Bid Results. Engineer’s Estimate: $1,037,311. Low Bid: $885,080.

10/17/2011 AA County Notice to Contractors for Sealed Bids:

Phase IA. The Work includes the following major items: construction of a 10’ wide, paved multi-use trail along College Parkway from Green Holly Drive to East College Parkway, 8’ wide paved spurs to Broadneck Library and Cape St. Claire Road to Walnut Ridge Drive … The cost range for the Project is: $1,000,000 to 1,500,000.

10/2011 AACO Fiscal Year 2012 Capital Budget and Program:

This project authorizes the design, right of way acquisition and construction of a paved multi-use trail running from Sandy Point State Park to the B & A Trail. The trail Master Plan calls for the phasing of construction, as follows:

Phase I A – Green Holly Drive to College Parkway East
Phase I B – College Parkway East to Bay Head Drive
Phase II – Bay Dale Drive to Green Holly Drive
Phase III – Peninsula Farm Road to Bay Dale Drive
Phase IV – B&A Trail to Peninsula Farm Road
Phase V – Bay Head Park to Sandy Point State Park and community connector trails.

Phase 1A is being designed and constructed with prior approval. Phase II was partially funded in FY07. Design and construction funding for future phases will be funded in a future budget. FY10 funding provided for right of way studies prior to future phase funding.

5/2011 AACo FY2011 Priorities Letter (I am not sure what “existing County trail at Bay Dale Drive” refers to):

Additional funding is necessary for Phase II of this project, which consists of a Class I paved hiker-biker trail approximately 1.2 miles in length. This phase of the project extends from Green Holly Drive to Bay Dale Drive, running parallel with College Parkway, where it will connect with an existing County trail at Bay Dale Drive. It will also connect to Phase IA of the Broadneck Trail, extending from Green Holly to East College Parkway. Phase IA will be advertised for construction bids in the near future. Phase II of the Broadneck Peninsula Trail is currently in design. Schematic plans, suitable for a Transportation Enhancement Program grant, have been completed. The County would welcome Federal assistance with the construction of Phase II of this important trail.

1/12/2011 Broadneck Patch reports on planned improvements to Cape St. Claire Rd. and spur trail:

A representative from the county’s Department of Public Works made a presentation on a long-awaited road improvement plan for Cape St. Claire Road … perhaps the most exciting benefit from the construction will be the addition of a new, eight-foot wide hiking-biking trail along the road. The Cape St. Claire path will be a spur off the proposed 6.6 mile Broadneck Peninsula Trail that will eventually link Sandy Point State State Park to the B&A Trail in Arnold.

9/2010 AACo Rec & Parks Reports that “DPW plans to submit final plans and specs to SHA in mid September for permission to advertise due to Federal grant requirements. Spring 2011 construction is anticipated.”

7/1/2007 AACO FY08 Capital Budget and Program changes the phase schedule:

Phase I A – Green Holly Drive to the College Parkway East
Phase I B – College Parkway East to Bay Head Drive
Phase II – Bay Dale Drive to Green Holly Drive
Phase III – Peninsula Farm Road to Bay Dale Drive
Phase IV – B&A Trail to Peninsula Farm Road
Phase V – Bay Head Park to Sandy Point State Park and community connector trails.

Phase I A and portion of Phase V are being designed and constructed with prior approval. Phase I B, right of way acquisition is initiated with prior funding. Phase II is funded in FY07, and acquistion of necessary right of ways for future phases is funded in FY08, design and construction funding for future phases will be funded in a future budget.

7/1/2003 AACO FY04 Capital Budget and Program sets an “Initial Total Project Cost Estimate” at $6.3 Million.

6/30/2002 AACO FY03 Capital Budget and Program describes the trail:

The completed Master Plan indicates that the Broadneck Peninsula Trail could be implemented in four phases as funding becomes available:

Phase I – Green Holly Drive to the Nike site (with extension to Sandy Point State Park and connector trails to Broadneck Park and Windsor Farm Elementary School)
Phase II – Bay Dale Drive to Green Holly Drive
Phase III – Peninsula Farm Road to Bay Dale Drive
Phase IV – B&A Trail to Peninsula Farm Road
Phase V – Various connector trails will also be included to link the community.

Funding for phases II thru V may be funded in a future budget.

6/5/2000 The Capital reports: Broadneck Federation resolves to ask county to dedicate the proposed Broadneck Peninsula Trail to the late Councilman Cliff R. Roop, “a driving force behind the trail.”

 


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Broadneck Trail — 3 Comments

  1. Is there still a way we can make this happen?
    6/5/2000 The Capital reports: Broadneck Federation resolves to ask county to dedicate the proposed Broadneck Peninsula Trail to the late Councilman Cliff R. Roop, “a driving force behind the trail.”

  2. Please share! Lost dog in St. Margaret’s Area – near Holly Drive – she ran off Monday afternoon. Golden retriever – reddish. She is named Emma and is wearing a pink collar with name tag and has a black harness on. Megan and Emma just moved back to Annapolis yesterday, so Emma will be very skittish and has no idea where she is – she ran away while her mom was moving into their new home. She is very friendly, just nervous.

    Please call Megan at 410-991-0356 if you see Emma.

  3. Just wondering if the 6-8 pine trees that were cut down, at the Admiral Walk Community, will be replaced? It is much more noisy without the trees and I think it was unnecessary to get rid of them! Couldn’t the trail have been built around them?

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