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Three Rivers Heritage Trail to connect parks in Aspinwall, Blawnox

| Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 1:20 p.m.

The 24-mile Three Rivers Heritage Trail will grow by a mile, from Aspinwall Riverfront Park to Blawnox Community Park.

The extension will run along the Allegheny River from Aspinwall through Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority property, cross UPMC's Lighthouse Pointe retirement community and continue through O'Hara's Chapel Harbor development.

Because of the involvement of PWSA, Pittsburgh City Council had to approve the project, and did so Tuesday.

The nonprofit Riverfront Park is donating $250,000 to the project through an anonymous donor, and the Laurel Foundation provided money for the design.

Construction is expected to begin this spring and finish later this year. The park is closed to the public until then.

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