What is in progress?

There are many projects that are ongoing along the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Corridor. Below are highlights of some of the trail projects that are currently in progress.

Armstrong Trail - Brady Tunnel
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Clarion County,  received a Community Conservation Partnership Program Grant of $2,441,700, for the development of the Armstrong Trail in Brady Township, Clarion County. Work will include rehabilitation of the Brady Tunnel; ADA access, landscaping, project sign, and other related site improvements.

 

The Armstrong Trail, is owned and maintained by the Armstrong Trails and is one of the trails on the network of trails that are being weaved together developing the main spine of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Corridor. 

The grants are administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and were created to promote conservation and recreation-focused projects and programs. They are awarded to municipalities and authorized non-profit organizations for recreation, park, and conservation projects.

More information on this project can be obtained by Contacting Chris Ziegler at chriszavlt@gmail.com

East Branch Trail
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The PA Department of Conservation Natural Resources announced in late December 2021 that the Clear Lake Authority in eastern Crawford County) has been awarded $500,000 to construct 0.2 miles of trail, and rehabilitate the Sportsman Road Bridge (an old Railroad bridge).  These dollars were matched with $500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission for the development of approximately 5 miles of the East Branch Trail. 

 

These two projects plus the additional approximate three miles of trail from Hydetow north toward Centerville seeks to complete nearly 9 miles of trail by the end of 2024.     The East Branch Trail, on the main spine of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail, currently has just over 3 miles of improved trail that runs through the quaint borough of Spartansburg.  Contact Kim Harris at kharris@oilregion.org.

Corry, PA Trail Extention
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The City of Corry received a 2021 Community Conservation Partnership Program grant of $73,000 for the development of the Corry Junction Trail.   The work in this project includes the construction of approximately 0.4 miles of trail in the City from Route 6 to Elk Street, a trailhead, ADA Access, landscaping, a project sign, and other site-related improvements.  This project is funded with Keystone Community funds. Contact Marty Radock at  meradock@neo.rr.com.

The Ritchey Run Bridge and Connector Trail  in Emlenton
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