Three of four incomplete sections to be finished by November 2012. Last section to be completed in spring.
From the Post-Gazette:
“It’s an amazing feeling,” said Ms. Boxx [president of the Allegheny Trail Alliance ]who has encountered many obstacles to the trail’s completion.
The final piece of unfinished trail spans Baldwin Borough, where it dead ends into Keystone Metals, a metal recycling plant, and Sandcastle.
Currently, the trail snakes along the south side of the Monongahela River but dead ends in Baldwin, where trail users encounter a fence that bars them from entering the Keystone Metals. But some ignore the signs and carry their bikes up a steep grade and along railroad tracks.
The completion of the trail will give cyclists and trail users a safer — not to mention legal — option to traverse the site. Ms. Boxx said construction on that section will include a large wall to protect trail users from activities at the site, a metal recycling facility.
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