On the Prince George's County Parks website for the WB&A Trail spur, the page announces that "The new trail is expected to be complete in Spring 2015."
Which sounds great, except that this past summer it read "The new trail is expected to be complete in late 2014" and the summer before that "The new trail is expected to be complete in early 2014." I guess, like tomorrow, it's always a day away.
Construction has begun in an effort to transform the former WB&A Spur into a hard-surface trail from the Horsepen Trailhead northward, above the peaceful wetlands along the Patuxent River.
This is just the trail up to the point where the bridge will be built. The bridge won't be built where the old bridge was due to a dispute over ownership of the ROW. And it's not clear when the bridge will be built or what it will look like. According to one source, Anne Arundle county wants to avoid an EA for the project, because it's concerned that an EA will determine that a direct trail is more cost effective, has less impact on the environment and provides more utility than the bridge in the place where AA wants to build it. So the County and MDOT are negotiating over whether or not one is needed. So don't hold your breath waiting for that bridge to be finished.
Meanwhile, the Folly Branch Trail also continues to miss deadlines. In September of 2013, it was to "be complete in Summer 2014." Now the "Construction is slated to begin late 2014 and the trail will be completed in 2015. "