Deadline approaching to submit public comment on North Park Lake trail improvements
Allegheny County residents have until July 31 to submit comments on planned improvements to the biking and walking trail around North Park Lake.
The project being planned along Pearce Mill Road between Brown Road and Babcock Boulevard includes pavement rehabilitation, installation of new signs and pavement markings, replacement of guide rails and landscaping. The intersection of Pearce Mill and Walter roads also will be reconfigured.
When completed, Pearce Mill Road will have a 5-foot-wide bike lane and 7-foot-wide pedestrian lane on the lake side between Walter Road and Babcock Boulevard.
The improvements are part of an overall project to improve safety along the busy lake trail for pedestrians and bicyclists and will provide access to the lake for recreational fishing, an educational venue for ecological studies and other uses, according to the Allegheny County Parks Foundation.
The Foundation is partnering with the county to improve the trail. Money for the project is being provided by a state transportation grant.
A form to submit comments about the project is available online.
Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .