Broadneck Peninsula Trail, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Currently, Development Facilitators, Inc. (DFI) is providing construction management and inspection (CM&I) services and material testing for Phase II of the Broadneck Peninsula Trail project, located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
DFI provided CM&I services, as well as material testing for Phase I of the project. In addition, the company monitored compliance of two 1,400-foot spurs, which connect the trail to the Broadneck Library and Walnut Road Drive, along Cape Street and Claire Road. The company also provided specialty inspections, which included traffic signalization, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant crosswalks, ramps and pavement markings, which met state highway administration requirements, as well as the installations of a storm drainage system to improve water quality. DFI provided detailed coordination of existing Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Comcast, Verizon and Broadstrip conflicts and relocations.
The project was constructed using federal funds administrated by the Maryland State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA). Material testing and materials clearance had to meet compliance with the county and MDOT SHA specifications.
Once completed, the total length of this biker-hiker trail is nine miles and connects the Baltimore and Annapolis (B&A) Trail with Sandy Point State Park. The American Hiking Society has included the trail as part of the American Discovery Trail, which extends from California to Delaware. Currently, the trail is a mile long and 10-foot-wide and is used for an array of activities.
Calvert Regional Park, Cecil County, Maryland
Development Facilitators, Inc. (DFI) provided construction management and inspection (CM&I) services for the Calvert Regional Park project, located in Cecil County, Maryland. DFI provided CM&I services for the coordination and installation of turf fields, bio-retention and gravel wetlands.
DFI provided management for the paved areas, which are used to access different locations in the park, as well as value engineering (VE) recommendations, which prevented $238,000 in possible change orders.
The project was broken down into three phases, with the first phase including the construction of one synthetic multi-purpose turf field, three natural grass multi-purpose fields, basketball court area, and parking lot with bus drop off and pick up areas. A paved pedestrian walking trail winds throughout the park.
The purpose for this regional park is to enhance a healthy and active lifestyle in the surrounding area. Various athletic grounds will encourage outdoor exercise while also increasing revenue through sporting events. With the implementation of the soccer, lacrosse and football fields, the county can expect to make revenue through athletic tournaments, which last several days. This the first Regional Park in the county.