Warrington Township will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m., to celebrate the opening of Section A of the Warrington Township portion of the Circuit Trails System. The ceremony will take place at the new bridge near 3400 Pickertown Road. Parking will be in front of ATG Learning Academy, located at Mill Creek and Pickertown roads. All are welcome to attend.
Warrington Township is joining other communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to expand the number and availability of walkable public trails included in the Circuit Trails System, an 800-plus-mile network of multi-use trails through the Philadelphia area. These trails link urban, suburban and rural communities, provide for healthy transportation and recreation and connect communities to green space. Once completed, the trailhead will begin at the Route 202 Parkway and end at the Bradford Dam. The complete Section A of the trail runs from Stump Road, through the Weisel Preserve behind the Township garage on Pickertown Road, and ends at the intersection of Mill Creek and Pickertown roads.
The township received a grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and the William Penn Foundation for $491,000 to help with the construction of the trail. The total cost for this segment is $700,000. The township will work on extending the trail to the intersection of Pickertown and Lower State roads (Section B) and then to the intersection of Bellflower Boulevard (Section C). Township staff and the Bike and Hike Committee are working on the scope of work for the Section B and C phases of the project and will seek construction bids and funding once the scope of work has been completed.
A private organization will complete a section of the trail starting from the intersection of Pickertown and Lower State roads to the intersection of Buttercup Boulevard and Pickertown Road, then southward to the intersection of Street Road and Morning Walk Drive. The final segment will be a road crossing near the intersection of Bradley and Folly roads. These segments of the Circuit Trail are expected to be completed in 2021, if grant funding can be obtained.