A kick-off meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the Old Economy Village Visitor Center, 270 16th St, Ambridge.
The Ohio River Trail Council is responsible for the development of bicycle friendly communities, including a protected bicycle and pedestrian path from the Montour Trail in Coraopolis to the Pennsylvania-Ohio state line.
Pittsburgh-based Mackin Engineering was selected as the consultant to provide a field review by professional engineers and landscape architects experienced in bikeway, trail and ADA compliance projects.
The study will investigate routes primarily along state, county and local roads to find the most suited, safest and most direct connection for cyclists.
The construction of bike lanes along with marking and signing the Ohio River bicycle route will provide wayfinding and safety for cyclists traveling between Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Ohio River Trail will delineate a critical connection to the celebrated Great Allegheny Passage Trail and the C&O Towpath Trail onto the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C.
The design schedule is anticipated to be complete in six to eight months and is targeted for completion this year.
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