New Northumberland County Rail Trail Could Cost $14 Million

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Northumberland Co. Rail Trail Could Cost $14M

COAL TOWNSHIP – We’re getting our first estimate on the cost, about $14 million, for the proposed Northumberland County Rail Trail.

According to a feasibility study posted on the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) website, the estimated cost is $14.27 million. The grant funded plan was recently accepted by the state DCNR and the AOAA Authority.

We last told you the 35-mile non-motorized trail for walking and biking would be on or near the former Philadelphia and Reading Railroad between Sunbury and Mount Carmel. The entire route includes Sunbury, Upper Augusta Township, Snydertown, Shamokin Township, Coal Township, Shamokin, Mount Carmel Township and Mount Carmel.

Click HERE for the study


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