The College Park Woods Connector is a half-mile connector across the 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.
The project scope includes easements across public institutions and private property, a boardwalk across wetlands, wayfinding signs, and advanced-practice shared roadway markings.
Last Updated August 2020.
Currently, the project is in Construction.
The West Trail is roughly 95% complete. The split rail fence is being installed and the depressed curb has to be installed.
The Boardwalk is about 97% complete. Railings need to be stained and abutment railings need to be installed after the paving of the East Trail.
The East Trail is 60% complete.
A summary of completed and anticipated project milestones is as follows:
Contractor Mobilization (Complete)
Erosion and sediment control features (Complete)
Phase 1 Clearing (Complete)
Phase 1 Construction (Underway)
Phase 2 Clearing, prep for soil borings and GeoTech analysis (Complete)
Phase 2 Construction (Underway)
Actual dates for the completion of the milestones are subject to change.
The anticipated project completion is early fall 2020.