CAGA has received $20,000 from the Kline Foundation and $10,000 from the Stabler Foundation toward the design and permitting of a project to restore the Paxtang Parkway trail from the Market Street entrance for a distance of about 2,400 feet.
This section of the Parkway is in very poor condition, and although it’s best practice to do stream restoration prior to trail restoration, Skelly and Loy developed a phasing plan to enable restoration of this 2,400 feet section.
The remainder of the Parkway was resurfaced as part of the 2003 Penbrook interceptor replacement, and stream restoration will be necessary prior to trail restoration on the remaining trail.
The City of Harrisburg has applied to PennDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside program for construction of the 2,400 feet section on CAGA’s behalf. The award announcement is expected in 2022 and will enable trail restoration and several associated stream components. These include replacement of a culvert under the trail and the removal of Kline Plaza’s sewer encasement.
CAGA is fortunate to have the assistance of so many partners and volunteers who make this work possible, especially the Kline and Stabler Foundations.