The trail will be closed sometime between now and March 14th. It will remain closed until the project is completed, but no later than June 30, 2011. The new trail will be 10 feet wide where there is enough room, and 8 or 9 feet where space is limited. The trail is going to be redirected to go behind the parking lot.
Detour signs are going up today (February 24). Signs will be placed at the Wissahickon Transfer Station, the East Falls Bridge and Lloyd Hall.
The google map below shows the detour that cylists and pedestrians will be asked to take, along Calumet and Ridge Avenue. Existing trail in blue; Detour in yellow/brown.
View Falls Bridge to Ridge Avenue Trail Construction in a larger map
To help get the word out, the Bicycle Coalition will be handing out flyers to trail users on:
Saturday, February 26 (2-4pm),
Tuesday, March 1 (7-8:30am)
Thursday, March 3 (4-5:30pm
Volunteers are welcome! Please contact Caroline if you would like to help hand out flyers during those hours. We will be the East Falls Bridge.