The Pottstown regional Tri-County Trail Plan to expand the area’s network of trails and connect them with the Schuylkill River Trail will cost between $9 million and $13 million, writes Evan Brandt for Daily Local News.
The cost of the long awaited project was revealed at a public hearing on August 2. Regional recreation director, Michael Lane, outlined the plan that includes up to five primary trail systems which will be developed in segments as funding becomes available. As a result, it may take up to 20 years before all of the new trails are completed.
Lane also presented the estimated costs for the new trails which he described as “pretty staggering.” Although he emphasized that the estimates depend on several factors that cannot be accurately predicted and that the funding would come from a variety of sources.
The trails will use public parks, public properties, and public right of ways wherever possible. Lane pointed out that no trail would be go through private property without the owners agreement.
If the plan is approved, the first step would be the Coventry Trail.
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