After many years of waiting for funding and designs, it looks like key sections of the South Shore Trail in Anne Arundel county could be constructed over the next few years, with work on one section starting this fall.
The South Shore Trail is a 14.4 mile rail trail to be built primarily on the right-of-way of the old Annapolis and Elk Ridge railroad connecting (along with the existing Odenton Road Bike Path) the WB&A trail in Odenton to Annapolis and the B&A Trail. It will be part of both the East Coast Greenway and the American Discovery Trail.
Back in 2013, a short section - Phase Va - opened between Westfield Shopping and the Anne Arundel Medical Center, but so far that's the only construction. But that could change this fall. Phase I Design is complete and construction is anticipated for Fall 2017. This section will be in Millersville from Crain Highway to Waterbury Road.
Meanwhile the Feasibility Study for the MD Route 3 Crossing is expected to begin in the Spring/Summer 2017 and for Phase III and IV this Summer. The Design of Phase II is ongoing. And more is scheduled for 2018.
The proposed fiscal year 2018 capital budget has money set aside for multiple trails, including the Broadneck Peninsula Trail, which would run along College Parkway, South Shore Trail and the WB&A Trail.