On April 29th, the Chester County Commissioners and partners marked the official groundbreaking of four new miles of the County’s Schuylkill River Trail (SRT). The county’s latest extension to the SRT is a $6 million dollar project that will connect trails from Linfield Road at Parker Ford to the separated side path on the Route 422 Bridge at the border of Montgomery County.

Those who came to Chester County to celebrate the ground breaking included Chester County Commissioners, Chester County Parks & Preservation, PennDOT, DVRPC and Schuylkill River Greenways. Special thanks to Gail Lipstein and Bob Dredge who represent the Circuit Trails and the Bicycle Coalition!

The map above shows the “In Progress” trail segments that are highlighted in orange. The SRT is not only recognized as a local favorite, but a trail that is recognized throughout the Greater Philadelphia region as an important commuter and recreational connector to the counties that make up the region in Pennsylvania. This extension has been identified as Phase II of the County’s SRT. Phase II is funded through the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program and PennDOT will manage the construction of the project.

This four-mile extension of the SRT brings the Circuit Trails Coalition a step closer to their 500 miles by 2025 campaign goal and long range goal to reach 800+ miles of trails across the nine-county Greater Philadelphia area. We will provide updates as they come so stay tuned! Get involved by becoming a Circuit Citizen and join the Action Team to advocate for the advancement of trails throughout the region.

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