The Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently awarded Merchantville and Pennsauken $100,000 in grant funds for two trail projects. Pennsauken has been awarded $65,000 to extend the multi-use trail along Chestnut Avenue, from Euclid Avenue to the former 130 Railroad bridge, while Merchantville has been awarded $35,000 to realign the existing multi-use trail near Centre Street. Currently, users of the multi-use path are directed to ride their bicycle into the street. The trail realignment project will keep the trail off-road. The project is scheduled to coincide with County led Centre Street reconstruction work slated for this summer.
A public meeting to discuss a Lighting Feasibility Study for the Multi-Use Path along Chestnut Avenue was held at the Pennsauken Library on Thursday, August 29th, to talk about current site conditions and receive input from abutting property owners about concerns. The study involves Merchantville's Rails-to-Trails Project as well as the 3/10 mile extension from Cove Road to the abandoned railroad trestle bridge the NJ Transit Atlantic City Line. The study will explore various solar and electric options.