The Schuylkill Canal Towpath Restoration project is underway. Together with Upper Providence Township and the Schuylkill Canal Association, Montgomery County's Planning Commission and Parks & Heritage Services is coordinating this important and unique restoration project that will further protect and preserve the Schuylkill Canal in Upper Providence Township.
In March 2008 Campbell Thomas & Co, design consultants, and Urban Engineers, Inc. began the work involved with restoring the historic towpath from Longford Road in Port Providence north to Rt. 29 in Mont Clare.
Included in this work was developing the design plans and completing the pre-construction engineering. This first phase is expected to be completed by fall 2010 that will include repairs to and preparation for a pedestrian bridge that will span the Port Providence spillway. Trail construction implementation is anticipated to begin immediately following phase 1 in the fall 2010 and will take approximately one-half year to complete.
To keep informed and watch the progress as it is happening, visit Montgomery County's webpage, Schuylkill River Trail, for all the updates and important information about this project and all that is happening along the Schuylkill River Trail.