South Entrance Trail

Capital Project #7107

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Overview

The South Entrance Trail (formerly known as the Downtown Columbia to Stevens Forest Road Pathway) would connect, in two phases, the growing shared-use pathway network in Downtown Columbia to Hillcroft Executive Park, Owen Brown, Lake Elkhorn, and the Patuxent Branch Trail. The 1.3-mile pathway in phase 1 will generally follow an existing sewer alignment along the Little Patuxent River.

Project Details

Construction. A timeline for construction has not yet been determined, as it will be dependent on funding availability.

Final design. The final design proposal is under review.

60 percent design. In November 2017, Howard County received a grant from the Maryland Bikeways Program to perform detailed engineering analysis on the the alignment’s most significant engineering challenges, which are two small bridge structures and the proposed pathway’s crossing under US 29.  The 60% design plans can be viewed here.

Preliminary design. In 2016, the Office of Transportation and Department of Public works initiated a preliminary design study funded by the Maryland Bikeways Program. The results of the design study and information presented at a public meeting held on October 6, 2016 are included below.

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