NORRISTOWN, PA - The Montgomery County Planning Commission
(MCPC), in partnership with its consultant, NV5, has initiated work on studying the feasibility of the easternmost segment of Montgomery County’s Cross County Trail
. This 6-mile-long segment, when completed, will begin at Welsh Road in Upper Dublin Township and terminate at the county’s Pennypack Trail. The project may involve several municipalities, including Upper Dublin, Upper Moreland, Horsham, Hatboro, and Bryn Athyn.
“Once completed, this important connection will link at least two other well-loved regional trails together, including the Power Line and Pennypack Trails,” said Dr. Val Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “It is very exciting to see this work move forward, and we encourage residents to attend the upcoming public meeting and provide their feedback on this project.”
Community members are invited to attend the first of three planned online public meetings for the study on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 7–8 p.m. to learn all about the project. Participants will hear a project overview and will receive information on how residents can actively participate in the study process. They will also have an opportunity to ask questions and take part in an interactive mapping exercise and survey at the end of the meeting.
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.
Anyone who is unable to attend the meeting live can check back on the project website after April 22 for a video, interactive map, and survey. The public will be able to view these materials and participate online between April 22 and May 13, 2021.
The project team will also hold “pop up” engagement sessions in outdoor locations throughout the area on Saturday, April 24, as a part of Celebrate Trails Day. That schedule will be posted on the project website.
For more information, contact Brian J. Olszak, MCPC Senior Trails & Open Space Planner, at (610) 278-3737 or firstname.lastname@example.org