Broken Land Parkway Path Set to Be Built

3,000-feet of pedestrian paths will be constructed along Broken Land Parkway near Snowden River Parkway.


The Department of Public Works will begin a project this month to build new paths along Broken Land Parkway that will extend from Lake Elkhorn and the Patuxent Branch Trail.

One path will connect the Lake Elkhorn parking lot on Broken Land with a pedestrian crossing at the Snowden River/ Broken Land intersection. Across the street, another path will take pedestrians from the Patuxent Branch Trail along Broken Land to Snowden River Parkway. 

The cost of the construction is $375,000 and was contracted to Highland Turf Inc. of Finksburg, according to Brandon Love, the project's manager for the county.

A new pedestrian signal will be installed on the northbound leg of the Broken Land and Snowden River intersection.

The project is expected to be completed in late September, according to a county release.

Brief lane shifts are expected as part of the construction, according to the county.

Don Oliver June 08, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Are you kidding me? This is Columbia where we have sidewalks that are not used because everyone walks/jogs in the street. Just what we needed.
JD Smith June 08, 2013 at 08:11 PM
We need a way to go from Stevens Forest to Broken Land and Hickory Ridge Road.
stephanie smith June 08, 2013 at 08:27 PM
They first need to make ALL bus stops platformed and large enough for wheel chairs, esp when it rains It's not acceasable to busses. In defience to my request to do so at the stop where I need to get on and later other stops they plan to do it but started in the rich neighborhoods with single family homes with garages, cars instead of hickory ridge & brokenland pkwy . They continue to deny me access , leave me, shut me in the door when asking if they can send a para transit which otherwise would cost me 11 times more money then my student bus pass & I'm of a mature age. The grass mud is not assable most refuse the cross walk area of the sidewalk to pick up as they are told not to. If Rouse could turn over in his grave, he would, and get up! SMH ...the sidewalks need repair too, bad for wheel chairs and tripping habits esp hickory ridge near merriweather but they ignore that too. More, wider, better bike lanes would be great too. They are concerned about cosmetics & making money then serving the citizens
stephanie smith June 08, 2013 at 08:29 PM
The Justice dept will soon be knocking at their door, ....in court, very soon !
Melissa June 08, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Good start, but I agree with JD Smith. I drove along Broken Land Parkway from Hickory Ridge Road to Snowden River Parkway this morning and saw three people walking along the road with traffic passing dangerously close. This route is travelled frequently, but there are no sidewalks. People have no other option than to walk along the grassy medians. This is a huge gap in basic infrastructure in the community, and it needs to be addressed.


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