After nearly twenty long years of feasibility studies, grant-writing, and securing of approvals, the end is finally in sight! Our community will soon have the first 2.8 mile phase of a beautiful paved trail that we can enjoy for cycling, running, and strolling. Phase I (mostly in Middletown township) went to bid in December 2014, and construction is slated to begin in spring 2015, with an estimated completion date of March 2016. Simultaneously, planning work continues on Phase 2, which will extend the trail through Aston Township.
We need your help. Please “like” us on Facebook, share the news about the trail’s progress, join us at upcoming volunteer events, and support your trail financially. While federal, state, and foundation money is often available for design and construction, Friends of Chester Creek is responsible for maintenance, insurance, and other administrative costs. For example, in 2014, we incurred over $13,000 in engineering and legal bills during the final approval phases, and there are no grants available for these kind of expenses.