Pennoni is excited to announce the Liberty Bell Trail project in Lansdale Borough, PA has been awarded the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Delaware Valley 2019 Project of the Year in the Under $10 Million Category.
The Liberty Bell Trail is part of the Montgomery County Proposed Primary Trail Network in Pennsylvania, spans a mile long and opened to the public on October 26, 2019. This project is a small and significant piece of the puzzle to a larger project, and successful completion was complex. The 10-foot wide, off-road, multi-use trail runs through the heart of downtown Lansdale. As part of the public trail network, it will facilitate non-vehicular transportation in and around the Borough and Montgomery County for commerce, commuting, and recreation.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) was a key partner in delivering this project, which includes significant features such as a new at-grade rail crossing and a prefabricated bridge to cross a large drainage channel adjacent to SEPTA's railroad tracks. In addition to Lansdale Borough and SEPTA, other project stakeholders included Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), Montgomery County, and Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad (PNR). Pennoni provided master planning, design engineering, construction management, and overall project management.
“The Liberty Bell Trail has become a great benefit to Lansdale's local businesses, residents, neighboring communities, and SEPTA, and we’re honored that it has been recognized as Project of the Year,” said John Ernst, Borough Manager, Lansdale Borough. “This project met and exceeded the Borough's goals and objectives. From start to finish, this project was a true collaboration between all parties and I applaud the entire project team for their efforts in not only making this project a success but also for their continued commitment to the future of Lansdale.”