South Entrance Trail

Current Status

The results of South Entrance Trail engineering analysis can be viewed here. A timeline for construction has not yet been determined, as it will be dependent on funding availability.

Pages from 30% DESIGN PRESENTATION BOARDS - GATE LOCATION SHOWN

Overview

The South Entrance Trail (formerly known as the Downtown Columbia to Stevens Forest Road Pathway) would connect 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 would generally follow an existing sewer alignment along the Little Patuxent River.

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 result of this engineering analysis can be viewed here shortly.

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

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 shown below.

30% Design Boards-Stevens Forest to Downtown Columbia

30% Design Plans-Stevens Forest to Downtown Columbia

Basis of Design Report-Stevens Forest to Downtown Columbia Trail

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