DVRPC Awards Funding to Four Montgomery County Trail Projects

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Winter on the Schuylkill Trail. The Schuylkill Trail is one of four trail projects in Montgomery County to receive funding from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Regional Trails Program. (Image via Montgomery County Planning Commission)

Four trail projects in Montgomery County have received funding from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission through its Regional Trails Program.

The program provides funding and planning assistance to help complete ‘The Circuit’, a planned 750-mile network of multiuse trails throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.

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Out of the four projects, $100,000 was awarded to the Schuylkill River Trail and Chester Valley Trail project. The funds will go the Norristown Trail Junction Center which is doing the design that includes redeveloping a vacant building at the future intersection of the Schuylkill River and Chester Valley Trails.

Another $60,000 was awarded for a study on the North Gulph Road Connector that will be done by Valley Forge Park Alliance. The DVRPC also awarded $50,000 for the design of the Parkside Cynwyd Trail to Philadelphia. This will be led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation with input from Lower Merion Township and Montgomery County.

Finally, $25,000 was awarded to Montgomery County for an upcoming study on the Wissahickon Trail by Northwestern Avenue.

“These regional grants show that we share that vision and can collaborate with our neighboring counties to create a robust circuit trail system,” said Val Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.

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