Howard Community College Connector

About the Project

This project created a north-south connection, via a combination of a new shared-use path, paving, and sharrows, between Hickory Ridge Road and Little Patuxent Parkway via Howard Community College. It also included a new pedestrian crossing of Hickory Ridge Road with rapid flashing beacons and a refuge island. This connection was identified by both BikeHoward and Howard Community College’s Facilities Master Plan, and not only improves bicycle and pedestrian access to the College but also links with existing pathways to create a new bicycle and pedestrian route between Hickory Ridge and the new Downtown Columbia Trail.



County Executive Calvin Ball and Howard Community College President Kathleen Hetherington cut the ribbon on the HCC Connector on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Click here to see photos from the event.


Howard Community College, between Hickory Ridge Road and Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The project’s route is shown in red below; for a larger version of the map, click here.


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