The Upper Bucks Rail Trail is now in the construction phase. The project, located in Springfield and Richland Townships, will cover three miles of unused railbed from Veterans Park in Richland to just outside Coopersburg, in Springfield Township.
The project has been a years-long process from initial community outreach through the planning and engineering phases. The project is fully paid for by the County’s allotment of the Act 13 Marcellus Shale Fund. Representatives of the two townships, the County, SEPTA, Appalachian Mountain Club and those that participated in the many meetings and open houses worked together to bring the project to fruition. The status of the Upper Bucks Rail Trail project was recently covered in a story by the Allentown Morning Call, which can be viewed here.
The trail will be constructed of crushed stone material and includes a boardwalk through a wetland area along the railbed. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by the end of the summer or the beginning of fall.