November 17, 2022
Stop by anytime before 6:00 & 8:00
4021 Joshua Road,
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Brian J. Olszak (610-278-3727)
Cross County Trail West Feasibility Study Public Open House
Thursday, November 17, 2022
The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in partnership with its consultant team led by NV5, invites the public to an open house to learn about the Cross County Trail West Feasibility Study and provide input on this study, which looks at the feasibility of completing the Cross County Trail in Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships. The study focuses on two segments that fill gaps in the overall Cross County Trail. The first trail gap is between Germantown Pike and Erdenheim Farm. The second is between the Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail and the SEPTA Fort Washington Station.
The open house will feature an overview of the study, and project team members will let residents know how they can participate in the process. Those attending will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage in a mapping exercise and survey. Attendees can arrive anytime between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to participate. Residents who are unable to attend the open house can view the open house materials and participate online between November 17 and December 9, 2022 at www.montcopa.org/CrossCountyTrailWest.
This study, anticipated to be completed in 2023, follows the recently completed Cross County Trail East Feasibility Study, which examined the Cross County Trail route through Upper Moreland Township and Bryn Athyn Borough. The entire Cross County Trail, once completed, is planned to stretch from Conshohocken to the Pennypack Trail—totaling 17.5 miles in all—and will also connect the Schuylkill River, Wissahickon Creek, Cresheim, and Power Line Trails.
The project team has also planned “pop up” engagement sessions in outdoor locations in the project area on Saturday, November 19 (rain date is 11/20). Residents can receive and share information with the project team at the following locations:
- Intersection of Schuylkill River Trail and Cross County Trail in Conshohocken (behind the Grande at Riverview apartments, 350 W. Elm Street) between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
- Fort Washington State Park, near the Hawk Watch Observation Deck (Parking Lot 5), between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.