College Park is going to start work on the trail gap near the Metro Station.
The City of College Park, Maryland requests sealed bid proposals for the construction of a hiker/biker trail in the right-of-way along Rhode Island Avenue between Paint Branch Parkway and Calvert Road in College Park, Maryland, for a distance of one-third (1/3) mile.
Bids are due on March 15. This gap isn't too dire, since you can easily ride on Rhode Island Avenue, but it should be nice for peds.
Meanwhile, not very far away, the Little Paint Branch Trail extension will begin design this year.
A new two mile segment of the Little Paint Branch Trail will begin design in 2012. The new trail extension will connect the existing trail at the Beltsville Community Center to the Paint Branch Trail that currently ends at Cherry Hill Road in College Park. The new trail will parallel Cherry Hill and Sellman Roads. With the new trail segment, you will be able to bicycle or walk from the Beltsville Community Center to the Bladensburg Waterfront Park on a continuous 10-mile trail.