Central Avenue Connector Trail (CACT)
- Video of the Central Avenue Connector Trail Community Update meeting held on January 11, 2018.
- Video of the Central Avenue Connector Trail Community Update meeting held on April 4, 2017.
- Feasibility Study and Implementation Plan
- The Central Avenue Trail 30% Design Project: Phase I - Addison Road Segment is now available online.
Central Avenue Connector Trail (CAT)
The Central Avenue Connector Trail (CACT) will serve as a major trail (or “spine” facility) within a comprehensive countywide trail network and is being planned to complement the ongoing economic, community, and cultural revitalization of the Central Avenue-Metro Blue Line Corridor. The CACT will begin west of the Capitol Heights Metro Station, running through a combination of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) right-of-way, neighborhood streets, and existing and planned trail segments before ending at the Largo Town Center Metro Station, with connections to the Addison Road-Seat Pleasant and Morgan Boulevard Metro Stations along the route. The Central Avenue Connector Trail will encourage pedestrian and bicycle commuting, and promote improved public health through the development of a built environment that provides recreational opportunities and encourages people to adopt healthier, more active lifestyles. The trail will also be an important community amenity that will help to spur economic development and revitalize surrounding communities by providing infrastructure to support transit-oriented development and attract private investment.
The CACT was one of the priority projects identified by the community through work for the Central Avenue-Metro Blue Line Corridor TOD Implementation Project Mobility Study. Community meetings and workshops—which included residents, community groups, property owners, businesses, and other stakeholders—were held through the Approved Subregion 4 Master Plan and Sectional Map Amendment process as well as during the Central Avenue-Metro Blue Line Corridor Sustainable Communities application.
CACT FEASIBILITY STUDY
Central Avenue Connector Trail: Feasibility Study and Implementation Plan
CACT PHASE I 30%
Central Avenue Connector Trail: Phase I - 30% Design Project
The 30% Design of the CACT Phase I-Addison Road segment have been prepared for Phase I of the CACT, located in the Seat Pleasant area of Prince George’s County, Maryland. The primary goal of this project is to develop design plans and identify costs to construct a one-mile segment of trail that will improve access between the surrounding communities and the Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Metro Station on the WMATA Metro Blue Line. The design includes a survey of existing conditions adjacent to MD 214 (Central Avenue) between Addison Plaza and Pepper Mill Drive along the south side of the highway.
CACT PHASE I 100% DESIGN
Central Avenue Connector Trail: Phase I 100% Design
CACT PHASE II 30% DESIGN PROJECT
Central Avenue Connector Trail: Phase II - 30% Design Project
The 30% Design Plans have been prepared for Phase II of the CACT. This phase of the project focuses on the areas to the west and east of Phase I (Addison Road-Seat Pleasant), including the area around the Capitol Heights Metro Station (west) and
This project has received regional attention, including coverage in the Washington Post.