The longest nature trail to ever connect through Monroeville is one step closer to completion.
Monroeville obtained a $130,000 grant from the Allegheny County's redevelopment authority that will help with the purchase of property for a trail from Export to Trafford.
“It's something that will really enhance the area,” Paul Estok, Monroeville' parks and recreation director, said at a Monroeville citizens night in July.
The purchase of the 9.5-mile stretch of railroad property that crosses from Westmoreland County in to Allegheny County is expected to be completed by September, said Jeffrey Richards, Westmoreland County parks planning coordinator.
A 2-mile section of the trail will cross through Monroeville and should enhance a few neighborhood parks along the way, Estok said.
“We have some really good trail heads we could work with, down at bottom of Abers Creek Road and near Saunders Station Road,” he said.
Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-871-2369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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