The Montgomery County Planning Commission, in partnership with its consultant team led by NV5, has completed a draft feasibility study ofthe Cross County Trail in Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships. This project is made up of two segments:
The first segment, when completed, will begin at the future pedestrian bridge over Germantown Pike and terminate at Joshua Road near Erdenheim Farms, where a segment of trail is currently in design.
The second segment of this project will begin in Fort Washington State Park at the north end of the paved portion of the Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail, and terminate near the Fort Washington SEPTA Station. A map of the area to be examined for this trail feasibility study is shown below:
The entire Cross County Trail, once completed, is planned to stretch from Conshohocken in the west to the Pennypack Tail in the east, totaling 17.5 miles in all, and will connect the Schuylkill River, Wissahickon Creek, Cresheim, and Power Line Trails. The planning study for this western portion of trail is anticipated to be completed in 2023.
Draft Plan Completed - Register Now for December 18, 2023 Public Open House
A draft study has been completed, along with detailed concept plans for the Cross County Trail in Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships, and the public is invited to a virtual open house. This third open house for the project has been scheduled for Monday, December 18, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. If interested, please register to attend the open house.
Representatives from MCPC and NV5 will share information about the concept plans for the proposed alignment and answer questions anytime throughout the 90-minute open house. Those who are unable to attend the meeting will be able to review a recording of the presentation and Q&A on the project web page after December 18.
The public is also encouraged to view the concept plans and a drone flyover video of the proposed alignment, found on the right-hand side of the project web page, and submit comments on the concept plans for the proposed alignment through December 31, 2023.