montour trail extension

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Lenny
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Just thought in case anyone missed the news article in yesterdays trib.,there will be a 3 mile Montour extension from Cecil,heading southwest to an area named Westland.


thehistorian
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Any word on progress on the rest of the Detour, err, Montour Trail?


Steven
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In 2010, they installed a bridge for the Triphammer-Piney Fork detour, but opening new trail there still seems far away. They were supposed to be working on some of the engineering issues last summer.

They just broke ground for the Clifton Road bridge (on the Bethel Park branch). It should be open in November 2011.

Early this year, they were hoping to also send the Georgetown and Morganza bridges out to bid some time in 2010, opening them in 2011, but I don’t know any more current status.

I think they’re hoping to start construction for the Library detour in 2011.

The Venice detour, much shorter since 2009’s new stairs, is still waiting for PennDOT to realign the intersection there so the trail can build a bridge over it.

Closing the short remaining detour along Valley Brook Road will require two new bridges. I think it’s still many years away.

The Airport connector seems to be moving along very quickly. They’re talking about opening it this spring.

This is based on info in Montour Trail newsletters. The trail website has a Construction Status page, but unfortunately it’s 2 years out of date.


mark
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this now goes through the backyard of my house in high school… that would have been sweet… i could have made bank on a lemonade stand.

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