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Commissioners discuss Jordan Creek Greenway progress


Special to The Press

South Whitehall commissioners were provided an update Feb. 15 on the progress of the Jordan Creek Greenway Trail project.

The Greenway is a 14-mile trail that will traverse through four municipalities in Lehigh County.

The completed trail will connect Allentown, Whitehall, South Whitehall and North Whitehall to the Trexler Preserve in Schnecksville.

Township Manager Tom Petrucci introduced the progress from a project management standpoint for construction acquisition and where the township needs to get projects from a connectivity standpoint across municipal boundaries.

Chris Stoller, long range planner, pointed out the dark green lines on the map are the completed sections of the trail.

Starting in Allentown, about a mile of trail was completed recently.

The boardwalk section identified, as Wehr Mill Section, on the map was completed in 2019.

Stoller said the project is on track and he would like to see construction bids go out in the fall and construction early next year.

This includes about a mile section that would connect the previously constructed two miles to Parkland High School and Cedar Crest Boulevard.

On either side of the sections, is private land.

The township is looking to work with landowners on making connections as they previously had.

Looking west on the map, there is a section in North Whitehall Township, which received a grant to design and construct a section along Jordan Road.

In 2021, the Jordan Creek Greenway in South Whitehall Township received a Governor’s Award for local government excellence.

PRESS PHOTO COURTESY SWT The Jordan Creek Greenway progress was discussed Feb. 15 at the South Whitehall Township meeting. This map shows the progress on the regional trail.