Monday, November 17, 2008

$31 Million for the Chester Valley Trail!


The 2009 Transportation Improvement Program has put a new dollar amount on the funding available for the Chester Valley Trail. $25 Million is committed to the Chester Valley Trail in Chester County and $6 Million is allocated to Montgomery County.

Construction on 2 segments may begin in 2009. In Chester County the segment west of Route 29 and in Montgomery County from the Chester County Line at Warner Rd to the Schuylkill River Trail in Norristown. If all goes well there will be a continuous path from Norristown to Exton by the end of 2011.

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Anonymous said...

I've been waiting 5+ years for the Chester Valley trail, and looks like another 3+ Meanwhile, Us202 is in the middle of $200 Million of work just for one 5 mile section of road.

Did I also see $23 Million for replacing the "Old betzwood bridge", connecting valley forge park with the SRT? That would replace the famously inadequate "boardwalk" adjacent to Rt 422.

Libby Maxim said...

agree, tons of money for lots of stuff but at least there looks like an end day, i have been waiting for over 18 yrs for this trail to be completed

if 2011 proves true i will be one happy Biker Chick


Unknown said...

The Betzwood Bridge project was discussed at the Chester County Cycling Coalition meeting this week, and it looks like it is still on hold pending either more money to fix the (automobile) intersections nearby, or reworking the whole project to cost less (grr).