The College Park Woods Connector is a half-mile connector across University of Maryland land between the neighborhood of College Park Woods and the Paint Branch Trail. This trail project will link a residential community in the City of College Park with the University of Maryland campus and the Anacostia Tributaries Trail System. It will increase bicycle safety by providing a car-free bicycling and walking alternative to busy Metzerott Road and an at-grade crossing of University Boulevard.
Status (Updated July 2019)
Budget: ~$2.0 million for design and construction Funding Sources: M-NCPPC, State Project Activities: Easements across public institutions and private property, a boardwalk across wetlands, wayfinding signs and advanced-practice shared roadway markings.
Under Construction as of March 2019
Target completion dates: September 2019 - Phase 1, west of Greenmead Drive April 2020 - Phase 2 East of Greenmead Drive
Contractor Mobilization (Complete)
Erosion and sediment control features (Complete)
Phase 1 Clearing (underway)
Phase 1 Construction
Phase 2 Clearing, prep for soil borings and GeoTech analysis (underway). Change order required due to unusually high water in the wetland area.