Schuylkill River Trail Projects
Schuylkill River Greenways and our partners have several ongoing projects that will continue the extension of the Schuylkill River Trail. There are currently 75 miles of the trail completed and when finished it will run 120 miles from Frackville in Schuylkill County to Philadelphia. Enormous efforts have been made to connect these sections and close gaps. Below is a list of current projects.
A former Pennsylvania Railroad bridge in Auburn will be rehabilitated as part of the extension of the Schuylkill River Trail. The public is invited to attend the official project announcement and celebration happening 1 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Game of Commission parking lot in Auburn.
Chester County's SRT Phase II Project
Attendees of a public meeting held on Oct. 17, 2018 learned that an integral section of the Schuylkill River Trail is expected to be completed in the next few years. The project is the construction of a shared-use trail between Linfield Road in Parker Ford and the US 422 bridge over the Schuylkill River in Pottstown. The closing of this gap will link the Philadelphia to Reading Schuylkill River Trail section. The total budget of the project is $9 million. The final design, engineering and permitting is projected to happen in 2019 while the construction is projected for 2020.
Public meetings held on Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, 2018 introduced area communities to an ongoing feasibility study for two Schuylkill River Trail segments in Schuylkill County. Schuylkill River Greenways currently has several ongoing projects that will continue the extension of the trail in the county. This includes a 1.7-mile trail gap between Auburn and Landingville as well a 3-mile gap from Mount Carbon to Schuylkill Haven. The consultant, Simone Collins Landscape Architecture is preparing the feasibility study to look at alignment options for the two sections.
Our Trail Sustainability Coordinator has been coordinating with the Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps (GAVCC) to continue building the Schuylkill River Trail in St. Clair of Schuylkill County. GAVCC focuses on conservation projects and the group working with SRG has been cutting down trees, clearing debris and more to make room for a path. The completed section will be a paved mile stretch and it's expected to be finished by the summer of 2019.