Trail Alerts

PARTIAL CLOSURE!

Construction has begun on the 9-mile sewer line being constructed by Elizabeth Township alongside the trail between the start of the Dura Bond bypass at Mile Marker 130.5 in Port Vue Borough and Whiteman Street in the village of Industry in Elizabeth Township Mile Marker 121. The first 16” pipe was installed recently and preparation work continues at multiple locations at the same time. The trail is being used by the contractors to move pipe, stone and spoil material to and from multiple points.

The trail is closed to all users 7 days a week, including walkers, bike riders, horse riders, cross country skiers, and snowshoers, from November 15th until approximately April 15th due to safety concerns including construction traffic, excavation work, and weather related trail conditions. Motorized vehicles are always prohibited. Also closed is the Boston soccer field and parking lot. The children’s playground remains open.

While a short term inconvenience, when this project is completed wet weather flows to the Youghiogheny River will be eliminated and the trail will be resurfaced throughout the project area. New gates, bollards and signage will be installed and the disturbed areas will be replanted. This project is a major win-win for those that enjoy the trail and the river.

As there will be no posted detours, the Regional Trail Corporation encourages trail users to access the trail south of Buena Vista, via Sutersville, West Newton, or Cedar Creek Park access areas.

Please be patient. We will keep trail users updated on a monthly basis.

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