Chester Valley Trail Extension
The Chester Valley Trail currently runs from Exton, in Chester County, to the Schuylkill Expressway in King of Prussia. One mile of trail has already been built in Montgomery County. Work is currently underway to extend the trail roughly three miles further to reach the Schuylkill River Trail. At its full length, the Chester Valley Trail is planned to run from Atglen at the Chester County line to the Schuylkill River.
Exton to Downington Section:
The construction of the Chester Valley Trial extension to Downingtown will be completed in two phases. The first section is in design and will extend the trail from Exton Town Center to near US 30. The second phase will take the trail over US 30 and into Downingtown.
Downingtown to Atglen:
This proposed segment of the Chester Valley Trail would connect the currently planned terminus in Downingtown to the Enola Low Grade Trail in Lancaster County. Possible alignments are looked at the Route 30 Multimodal Transportation Study. The study made 3 recommendations:
- Complete a comprehensive feasibility study for the Chester Valley Trail. Extension to identify a preferred alignment and preferred bicycle/pedestrian facility types from Downingtown to the Enola Low Grade Trail.
- Pursue grant funding for design, right-of-way, and construction of the Chester Valley Trail Extension.
- Complete municipal or multi-municipal bicycle/pedestrian/trail plans to identify potential local connections to the planned regional trail network, including the Chester Valley Trail and West Branch Brandywine Creek Trail.
In 2011 Tredyffrin Township did a feasibility study to examine a connection from the Chester Valley Trail to the Paoli Train Station. The trail would be just over a mile long and expand the practicality of connecting these two major transportation facilities.
Stay tuned for more updates!