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WB&A Trail

public notice
Please review the public notice and comment on the proposed WB&A Trail Bridge over Patuxent River through Patuxent River Park in Prince George’s County and the WB&A Trail in Anne Arundel County.
We invite all residents to submit their comment about the proposed bridge over the Patuxent River connecting the WB&A Trail in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties.
The WB&A Trail is a planned 9 mile paved recreational trail from Odenton to the Patuxent River on the abandoned Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad right of way. When complete, the project will link the South Shore Trail in Odenton with the Patuxent River and an existing rail trail in Prince George's County. In addition to the regional implications of the WB&A Trail, it is also a critical component of the East Coast Greenway and the American Discovery Trail.

WB&A Trail is open dawn to dusk. 

NOTICE: Your Traffic Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works will review the WB&A Trail crossing at Patuxent Road and Bragers to evaluate potential strategies to improve ped/bike and vehicular safety, which were concerns raised at our recent public meeting. Thank you for helping us make your community a better place.  

Directions to WB&A Trail 


Brief Project Description

Construction of the WB&A Trail will be accomplished in phases:
Phase 1 - Odenton Road to Strawberry Lake Way (2.27 mile) - Open and operational
Phase 2 - Strawberry Lake Way to Conway Road (1.68 mile) - Open and operational
Phase 3 - Conway Road to Patuxent River (1.71 mile) - Open and operational
Phase 4 - Strawberry Lake Way to to Annapolis Road (3.32 mile, 1.44 mile existing) - Portion open and operational (existing from Piney Orchard Park to Waugh Chapel Road)
Phase 5 - Bridge over the Patuxent River (0.05 mile) - Proposed Trail (connects to the WB&A Trail in Prince George's County)
Multi-Use Trails Discussion Paper - Revised September 2016



WB&A Trail with Parks, Trails and Greenways
WB&A Trail
Proposed WB&A Trail Bridge
Proposed WB&A Trail Bridge
Connecting Anne Arundel and Prince George's Counties



Current - Parking Lot on Patuxent Road at Bragers Road is open with a spur connecting to the trail.
Phase V Bridge: Design is ongoing.
Phase III: Ribbon Cutting and Official Opening on June 1, 2016


Status of Other Phase

Phase IV - Incomplete portion north of Waugh Chapel Road TBD
 WB&A Trail