Thursday, December 11, 2008

Chester Creek Trail Public Meeting

A public meeting on the Chester Creek Branch Rail-Trail Phase I Engineering Study will be held 7 p.m., Monday (Dec. 15) in the Multi-Purpose room at Indian Lane Elementary School, 309 South Old Middletown Road, Media.Phase I of the Chester Creek Branch Rail-Trail is the 2.8 mile section from Lenni Road in Middletown to Creek Road. Phase I also includes a short portion in Aston Township from Mount Road to Pennell Road.

The meeting will include the following:

-A brief description of the engineering study.

-Stations with maps showing the proposed route and drawings of typical sections;

-Opportunity for public comment on the project.

Representatives from the Wilson Consulting Group, its subcontractors, and Friends of the Chester Creek Branch will provide information on the project, and answer questions.

The Friends of the Chester Creek Branch is a non-profit organization. The Chester Creek Branch Rail Line is an unused rail line that traverses Aston, Chester, and Middletown Townships, with endpoints in Middletown Township and Upland Borough.

The purpose of the engineering study is to develop a final design to convert Phase I of the unused rail line into a multi-use trail for the community.

For more information on the Rail-Trail Project write to the Friends of the Chester Creek Branch, P.O. Box 2313, Aston PA 19014 or visit the website at

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