PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A ceremonial groundbreaking for work on a key connection along the Tacony Trail in Tacony Creek Park was held Thursday.
Work is already under way on the three-tenth’s of a mile link in the trail.READ MORE: Nearly Half Of Nursing Home Workers In Pennsylvania Have Declined COVID-19 Vaccine, State Data Shows
Julie Slavet, executive director of the Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership, says the trail connects Tacony Creek Park in the city with the communities of Abington, Cheltenham, and Jenkintown upstream.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: Tips For Getting Your Dog To Walk On A Leash
She says the group knew this part was a key connection.
“We know that people don’t want to cross the bouelvard. It’s not safe, it’s scary. So this was really a barrier to get people onto the trail,” Slavet said.MORE NEWS: Seven People Hospitalized After Crash In North Philadelphia: Police
“This will actually be done in the spring of 2018. We’re well under way, so spring 2018 you’ll be able to walk right through to the other side,” said Aparna Palantino, deputy commissioner for parks and recreation.