Planning for the TriWay Trail, a public-private partnership to create a new multi-use trail for cyclists and pedestrians in Lancaster County, continues to move forward. The proposed 9.5-mile linear park trail will connect Kilmarnock, Irvington and White Stone.
“For years, local residents and businesses have wanted to see this come to fruition,” said Jimmie Carter, one of the leaders of the effort. “The trail, when completed, will be an incredible recreational and educational resource for residents and visitors alike.”
The TriWay Trail Foundation is managing the project as a working group for Lancaster County. They have recently hired a national trail planning consultant to develop a master plan. LPDA, based in Charlottesville, has extensive trail planning experience in the Commonwealth and was the landscape design firm for the Town Centre Park in Kilmarnock.
They are working on the first phase of a master plan for the TriWay, due for completion by the end of this year. It will show the detailed routing, provide cost estimates and identify federal and state grant opportunities.
An important part of the planning phase is soliciting input from the community about the trail. The foundation has created a survey regarding the trail and its desired features and projected usage. The TriWay group is asking all citizens of the county to take a few minutes to complete the survey. It can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9ZWQ3Q.
Completed responses are due by November 29, at which time they….
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