Recently, a 1.5 mile stretch of the Port Richmond Trail broke ground. Once completed, the project will reconstruct and improve 16.3 miles of pedestrian and bicycle trails that are part of a 128-mile regional network of trails throughout the Philadelphia region, with the help of a $23 million TIGER grant from the Department of Transportation.
U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz, a key player in securing the TIGER grant, had this to say about the project:
“Reconnecting northeast Philadelphia communities with the Delaware River matters deeply to the residents of northeast Philadelphia, for both improved recreational opportunities and to build towards greater local economic development efforts.”
The project is expected to be completed by September of next year.
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