The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is studying the feasibility of the easternmost segment of the Cross County Trail throughout our area. This 6-mile-long section of trail, when completed, will begin at Welsh Road in Upper Dublin Township and terminate at the county’s Pennypack Trail in Bryn Athyn. The trail may also cross through Upper Moreland, Horsham, or Hatboro along the way.
The trail planners have completed a map of potential trail alternatives and are asking for community feedback. Now through Monday, November 22nd, community members can visit the project website at www.montcopa.org/CrossCountyTrailEast to watch a presentation from the trail planning team and view and comment on a virtual project map. This virtual project map contains an interactive layout of potential trail routes, and outlines the considerations made for each particular alternative.
At the project website, community members can also register for a live, virtual open house which will take place on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Representatives from MCPC and the planning firm NV5 will be available to take resident questions about the project at any time throughout the 90-minute period.
This feedback will assist the planning team in determining the final preferred trail alternative and set the course for future design and construction of the remainder of the Cross County Trail. The entire Cross County Trail, once completed, is planned to run 17.5 miles from Conshohocken in the west to the Pennypack Trail in the east and will connect the Schuylkill River Trail and the Wissahickon, Cresheim, and Power Line Trails.
To view the video presentation, access the virtual project map, and register for the virtual open house visit www.montcopa.org/CrossCountyTrailEast
For more information on the project, please contact Brian J. Olszak, MCPC Senior Trails & Open Space Planner, at (610) 278-3737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.