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Chester Valley Trail News & Updates

Lincoln Highway and N. Ship Road Signal Installation
Signal work is scheduled to begin the week of August 4, 2014. Temporary lane shifts or flagmen may be required between the hours of 9AM and 3PM to allow installation of the new signal poles and overhead mast arms.

PennDOT’s Rt. 202 Section 320 Project
Stormwater basin construction work will require access across the trail at approximate mile marker 6.25, located between the Vanguard entrance on Matthews Road and the Uptown Worthington development. PennDOT’s contractor will install warning signs on the trail in advance of the temporary construction entrance.

Hazard tree removal will cause the trail to be closed at mile marker 4.5 (east of the North Valley Road bridge) on August 22 and 25 from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

Phase II Ribbon Cutting

More than 100 guests joined Chester County Commissioners Ryan Costello and Kathi Cozzone to celebrate the opening of Phase 2 of the Chester Valley Trail. Completion of the second phase brings the total length of the trail to nearly 12 miles. Phase 3 construction began in March, and when completed, will add another 1.25 miles, connecting Exton Park with Ironlake Boulevard in Exton.

When fully complete, the Chester Valley Trail will stretch from Downingtown and connect with the Schuylkill River Trail in Montgomery County, eventually leading all the way to the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Chester Valley Trail Phase III Update – 7/9/14

Project Overview
The Chester Valley Trail Phase III construction project started in late March 2014 and will be completed in 8 months. This project will complete a missing section of trail between Iron Lakes Boulevard in Exton and the County’s Chester Valley Trailhead at the Exton Park Site. The project scope of work includes the reconstruction and paving of the existing gravel trail from the Exton Park Site Trailhead west to Ship Road. A traffic signal will be installed to allow the trail crossing of Business Route 30 in Exton and a flashing signal will be installed at the trail crossing of Ship Road.

Project construction is funded by a $500,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and a $500,000 Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission grant through the William Penn Foundation funded Regional Trails Program.

Completion Status
Approximately 75% of total Phase III Project Improvements have been completed to date. Work remaining includes complete installation of fence and gates; installation of pavement markings; roadway and trail safety signage, and signals for trail crossing at Lincoln Highway and Ship Road.

 Paving west of Lincoln Highway

Fence east of Ship Road 

 Asphalt wearing course paving west of Lincoln Highway

Fence installation east of Ship Road

Phase III Notice
The Phase III Project Area between Iron Lakes Boulevard and the County’s Exton Park Site Trailhead is an active construction zone and closed to all public access. County Park Ordinance Section #20 regulations pertaining to trespass on County real estate shall apply.

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