In October of 2019, construction began on the new connector of the Schuylkill River Trail across the Mont Clare Bridge, and it was completed in October of 2020.
This connection now allows for pedestrians and cyclists to safely travel from the Borough of Phoenixville in Chester County to the village of Mont Clare in Montgomery County, via a 0.2 mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail.
Now completed, this project offers new LED lighting both on the bridge connector as well as under the train trestle on the Phoenixville side; an enclosed walkway that protects pedestrians and cyclists from vehicle traffic, ADA accessible curbs, and lighted signage at each end showcasing the municipality one is entering into depending on the direction they are headed.
The collaboration of Phoenixville Borough, Chester County, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVFTMA), PennDOT, and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission staff with the Michael Baker design team were vital to the successful completion of this noteworthy project.
The Borough is very excited to share this completed project to make our trail system safer and better connected to its Montgomery County counterparts.