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Royersford Wins More River Trail Grant Funding

ROYERSFORD PA – Extending an existing walking trail in Royersford from Arch Street to the Upper Providence Township line is yet another step closer to reality, thanks to a $181,100 grant awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the borough council announced Monday (Dec. 4, 2017) on the Royersford Facebook page.

The department’s funding supplements another $100,000 grant presented during November by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

Royersford’s River Front Trail “begins at Main Street in the borough and continues south along the east side of First Avenue,” according to the website ExplorePATrails. From there, the 10-foot-wide multi-purpose trail heads south to Arch Street, it adds. The extension, at a cost of $362,250, would move the trail even further south, paralleling First Avenue to the township line and River Road.

The combined funds will cover a large part of the expense for excavation, clearing, grading and construction of the 1,800-foot addition, a rain garden, landscaping, benches, trash containers, and signs.

Council members credited state Rep. Thomas Quigley for “his hard work” in obtaining the funding.

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