The Lackawanna Heritage Valley recently made a few announcements on some new changes that have been happening along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Here’s what they say we can expect to see over the next several months:
The Carbondale Riverwalk is now under construction. The 1.4 mile section of trail from Downtown Carbondale north to Morse Avenue in Simpson is expeted to open this fall.
The Lackawanna Heritage Valley and Heritage Valley Partners will soon install a 38’ x 60’ pavilion at the Olive Street Trailhead in Scranton. The site is frequently used for charitable races as well as a starting point for Scranton Running Company training runs.
Wayfinding signs and interpretive signs are being installed along the trail to help visitors better navigate the trail. The signs will be installed from Taylor to Carbondale, and the project is expected to be completed in the fall.
A 1-mile section of trail in Dickson City, from Railroad Street to Lackawanna Avenue, is currently in the design phase. Lackawanna Heritage Valley anticipates hosting a public meeting in the coming months to gain the public’s input on the project.
LHVA has been working on the 2.2 mile extension of the D&H Rail Trail north from Morse Avenue to the developed D&H Rail Trail in Vandling. LHVA is working with UGI and the Rail-Trail Council of NEPA coordinating the trail and pipeline construction to have the trail completed in Spring 2018.