Sunday, February 22, 2004

Details of Montgomery County's 4 Year Trail Plan

The County plans to open 29.5 miles of trails by December 2007. County will chip in $11 million of the $16 million needed. Audobon Loop, Chester Valley Trail (County Portion only), Lower Cross County Trail, Green Ribbon Trail, Schuylkill River Trail extensions, Perkiomen Trail improvements and extension.

Schedule of Trail Openings

Spring 2004 - Chester County Trail Bill Smith Drive to Warner Road
Spring 2004 - Schuylkill River Trail - Pottstown Borough to the Berks County Line
Summer 2004 - Schuylkill River Trail Connector to Norristown Farm Park
Fall 2004 - Perkiomen Trail extension to Green Lane (Phase 1)

Summer 2005 - Perkiomen Trail Loop between Valley Forge, Mill Grove National Historic Site and Lower Perkiomen Park
Fall 2005 - Green Ribbon Trail (Hike Only)
Summer 2006 - Lower Cross County Trail from the Schuylkill River Trail to existing Plymouth Trail that runs from Ikea to Chemical Road
Fall 2006 - Schuylkill River Trail Extension from the Perkiomen Trail to Mont Clare
Fall 2006 - Perkiomen Trail extension to Green Lane (Phase 2) and rehabilitation of the Stone Arch Bridge in Perkiomenville.

Fall 2007 Cross County Trail to Chemical Road to Fort Washington,
Fall 2007 Cross County Connector Trail to Forbidden Drive (Multi Use trail parallel to Stenton Ave),
Fall 2007 Chester Valley Trail - Bill Smith Drive to the Schuylkill River Trail