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  Marsh Creek Greenway

Tioga County, PA             

Purpose

The purpose of the Marsh Creek Greenway (MCG) project is to connect a trailhead in the Borough of Wellsboro to the northern terminus of the Pine Creek Rail-Trail (PCRT). The Marsh Creek Greenway will head north out of Wellsboro for three miles to connect with the northern terminus of the Pine Creek Rail Trail (PCRT) near the junction of SR287 and SR6. 

·         The proposed project will close a state identified gap in the PCRT 

·         Promote tourism and economic development, linking restaurants, businesses and lodging 

·         Offer an alternative mode of transportation along Route 6 and taking vehicles off the road

Funding and Trail Management

Completion of the MCG will be accomplished with grants from state and federal agencies, Act 13, private donors, and the local community. Project management will be accomplished by Tioga County staff. Design is funded by the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) with PennDOT District 3 oversight. Trailhead acquisition and south section construction are funded by DCNR and FHWA, respectively. Requests for funding portions of the trail have been made to Dept of Community & Economic Development through their Multi-Modal Fund. Final construction dollars are anticipated in 2019 through DCNR, PennDOT, and community contributions. Long term management will be a partnership between Tioga County and DCNR.

Funds will be used for:

·         Trail development from Borough trailhead to the northern terminus of PCRT (see map)

o   Trail development includes all ADA accessible trail construction

o   120’ spanning pedestrian bridge across Marsh Creek at Hilboldt Road

o   160’ spanning pedestrian bridge across Tramp Hollow

·          Trailhead infrastructure

o   Development of the trailhead parking at the Wellsboro Train Station

o   Associated infrastructure (storm water facilities, landscaping, bike racks)

o   Trail terminus in downtown Wellsboro

 


Initial landowner meetings: Summer 2018
Trailhead Acquisition: Spring/Summer 2019
Environmental Clearance: Summer/Fall 2019
PennDOT ROW process: Fall 2019/Winter 2020
Final Design and permitting: Fall 2019/Winter 2020
Bid and contract award: Winter/Spring 2020
Construction: Summer 2020 and/or 2021

 

 


GOAL: Raise $1 Million in local match before the end of 2019!

Please contribute to this valuable community project today.
Your donation will be used as a necessary match for

state and federal funding sources for this $10+ million project.
Send to:
Tioga County Partnership for Community Health, 33 Pearl Street, Wellsboro PA
Memo: Marsh Creek Greenway.

Fundraising with Map  

 

 

Take a Trip…

on the MCG Trail Map!

 

The proposed MCG begins in downtown Wellsboro at the
historic train station.

The trail traverses a wooded upland through the south section, crosses Tramp Hollow, and
drops in elevation to cross Marsh Creek.

The trail continues adjacent to the Wellsboro & Corning Railroad through the north section, crossing SR287 to connect with the Pine Creek Rail Trail.

Construction Timeline:     

Summer 2020/2021

 

“The benefits of this project
 are apparent…The new trail will
 add an educational and recreational
element for both our community
and visitors that will be immeasurable”
         
Land Services Group

 

For more information email: Trail@tiogacountypa.us