Hogan administration announces more that $9 million for 37 bike and pedestrian projects

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Posted at 7:29 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 19:29:05-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — On Wednesday, Governor Hogan's administration announced a more than $9 million bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity project, across the state.

The administration said 37 projects will be funded by three separate state and federal grant programs sponsored by transportation agencies, local jurisdictions and nonprofits.

According to the administration, the project includes a $2.6 million Transportation Alternatives Program award for Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks to build an extra 2.5 miles of the Broadneck Trail between Peninsula Farm and Bay Dale roads.

The funding will extend the entire Broadneck Trail, making 6 miles long and about 10 feet wide. The trail will connect neighborhoods, parks and schools along College Parkway.

Another part of the project, will repair and rehabilitate 12 miles of C&O Canal towpath surface for pedestrians and bicyclists. A $1 million award was given to The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park to extend the Seneca Aqueduct (Towpath Mile 23) through Edwards Ferry (Mile 30) and from White Ferry (Mile 36) to Dickerson Conservation Park (Mile 29).

A third project involves 360,000 in design funds for Baltimore City for a new 5.5-mile section of the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network between the Gwynns Falls and Herring Run Trails. It will provide a shared-use path connecting numerous Baltimore neighborhoods with Mondawmin Mall, Druid Hill Park, Johns Hopkins University and Lake Montebello.

When complete, the trails network will consist of a 35-mile, shared-use loop through Baltimore City.

The grant programs allow the state to support local partners and invest in Maryland’s multimodal transportation network.