The Cross County Trail will connect Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks Counties along the Circuit Trails network by way of the well-loved Wissahickon, Schuylkill River, Cresheim and Power Line Trails. While the trail status is estimated to carry into the next few years until completed, the planning process for the eastern portion is estimated to be completed in 2022.
You can be a part of the planning process for the Cross County Trail East feasibility study and assist Montgomery County Planning Commission and its consultant NV5 by joining its first planned public virtual meeting on Thursday, April 22nd from 7 to 8 p.m.
The Montgomery County Planning Commission, in partnership with its consultant NV5, has initiated work on studying the feasibility of the easternmost segment of the Cross County Trail and has announced the first planned public virtual meeting to introduce community members to the project. 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. The entire Cross County Trail, once completed, is planned to stretch from Conshohocken in the west to the Pennypack Tail in the east, totaling 17.5 miles in all, and will connect the Schuylkill River, Wissahickon Creek, Cresheim, and Power Line Trails. The planning study for the eastern portion of trail is anticipated to be completed in 2022.
The first public meeting will go over the project information listed above in more depth with time allocated for attendees to ask questions, participate in an interactive mapping exercise and fill out a survey to advance the study. If you’re unable to attend the meeting, you can check Montgomery County’s website for a recording of the meeting, an interactive map and the survey to share your thoughts on the future development of this trail in your area. This meeting will help lay the groundwork for the alternative routes that will be presented on later this year, so getting your feedback is crucial!
Lastly, If you’re interested in getting involved beyond the first meeting, NV5 planners will be “popping up” at several community locations/events this Saturday, 4/24 at the times listed before for more information on this project.
|Power Line Trail (@ Dresher Road Trailhead)
|560 Dresher Rd, Horsham, PA 19044
|Pennypack Trail (@ Byberry Road Trailhead)
|1750 Byberry Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
|Masons Mill Park (Earth Day Event)
|3500 Masons Mill Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090
|Eaton Park (Hatboro Earth Day)
|320 W Moreland Ave, Hatboro, PA 19040
|Upper Moreland Library (Earth Day Event)
|109 Park Ave. Willow Grove, PA 19090
Additionally, you can contact Brian J. Olszak at 610-278-3737 for any questions.