Monday, January 03, 2005

SEPTA and Montgomery County Complete a Tiny Piece of the Cross County Trail

As part of the Fort Washington Station Rehabilitation Project SEPTA and Montgomery County have paved a small section of the Cross County Trail through the station. By 2007 a twelve mile paved trail between the Schuylkill River Trail at Conshohocken and Fort Washington will be complete.

Meanwhile here is what you can expect in 2005 (from the Cross County Trail Website):

In 2005 the County expects to have the trail open from its connection to the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken to Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting. Two small sections of trail need to be built for those connections to be made.

As development occurs in Conshohocken, the Keating Development Corporation will be building a new Cross County Trail connection to the existing Schuylkill River Trail at Elm Street. This will allow the Trail user to make a seamless connection (call it an interchange) for the Cross County Trail to Plymouth Meeting. In addition, the County will build a section between Elm Street and Brooke Road (with the help from the Larry Tornetta Building group.

Also in 2005 the small section between Metroplex and Germantown Pike will be built. Visitors will then be able to access the Plymouth Meeting area from the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken.