Input from Area Residents Sought for Expansion of the Cross County Trail

There is a study being conducted to determine the feasibility of extending the Cross County Trail in Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships. Part of the study seeks the input of residents, especially those who use the trail, and on Tuesday, October 7th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the public is invited to stop by the Greater Plymouth Community Center (Meeting Room A) to participate in a workshop and give its input.

The project currently consists of a multi-use pathway to fill a gap on the trail between Germantown Pike and Joshua Road. The goal is to connect with the completed portion of the Trail at Germantown Pike, and the planned portion of the trail extending eastwards from Joshua Road. If you aren’t familiar with the trail, here is how it is described on the Montgomery County’s website:

From its junction with the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken, the Cross County Trail heads north through a mix of urban and suburban areas. Currently, three miles are completed from Conshohocken to Germantown Pike in Plymouth Township. Eventually, the completed 17.5-mile trail will connect to Willow Grove and into Bucks County, providing a major north-south route through the heart of Montgomery County. It will also join up with the Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail, giving users access to Fort Washington State Park, Morris Arboretum, and Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.

The project is being funded through a PECO Green Region grant and Plymouth Township funds, Plymouth Township has contracted with Campbell Thomas & Company of Philadelphia, PA to conduct the study. Traffic Planning Design is serving as part of the Campbell Thomas & Co. team.

Participating in the workshop will be representatives of Montgomery County, Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships, the Study Committee, and the Consulting Team.