The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in partnership with its consultant team led by NV5, has been studying the feasibility of completing the Cross County Trail in Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships and is offering a public open house to update community members on study progress. The open house will take place on March 8, 2023 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Miles Park Building, 4021 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444.
Attendees can arrive anytime during the event to view a set of preliminary trail route alternatives that will close the Cross County Trail gaps between Germantown Pike and Erdenheim Farms and between Fort Washington State Park and the SEPTA Fort Washington Regional Rail Station. They will also have an opportunity to ask questions and participate in a mapping exercise and survey on the presented alternatives.
The open house materials and online participation activities will be provided at www.montcopa.org/CrossCountyTrailWest between March 8 and March 31, 2023 to expand the opportunity for public feedback. This feedback will assist the planning team in determining the final preferred trail alternative and will set the course for future design and construction of the remainder of the Cross County Trail. Once completed, the 17.5-mile trail is planned to stretch from Conshohocken to the Pennypack Trail and will connect the Schuylkill River, Wissahickon Creek, Cresheim, and Power Line Trails. The planning study for this western portion of the trail is anticipated to be completed in summer 2023.