Building a Better Greenbelt: Signs, Safety, and a Riverfront Link to Fort Hunter
Our efforts since our last meeting have focused on fundraising for the signage plan, grant applications for final design and implementation, planning approval of our proposed intersection upgrades by the Harrisburg Area Transportation Study and discussions concerning the proposed relocation of the trail at Linglestown Road near the Norfolk Southern Railroad.
- Exec Summary and Draft Plan (1.6 MB)
- Fort Hunter Connector (5.9 MB)
- Intersection Safety Upgrades (2.9 MB)
- Lingelstown Road OPTA (1.4 MB)
- Linglestown Road OPTB (900 KB)
- Signing Plan (This is a very large file: 53.1 MB)
BUILDING A BETTER GREENBELT: SIGNS, SAFETY, AND A RIVERFRONT LINK TO FORT HUNTER is an engineering plan that analyzes and develops recommendations to address the safety concerns and recommendations presented by Greenbelt users during development of the Association’s 2010 strategic plan, PRESERVING THE GREENBELT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. It continues the process that began with the formation of the Capital Area Greenbelt Association in 1990 – to build and renew the Harrisburg area’s 20-mile greenway and trail.
The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Dauphin County Commissioners provided significant funding for the development of the plan. We received a great deal of encouragement from Barry Schoch, PENNDOT Secretary, and Rick Allen, former Secretary of the PA DCNR, when they toured the Greenbelt in November 2011. Jeff Haste, Chairman of the Dauphin County Commissioners, has been especially helpful with suggestions and support for the funding strategy to implement the plan’s recommendations.
Special thanks also go to Mike Keiser, PENNDOT District 8-0 Executive, and his staff; and PA DCNR staff, in particular Lori Yeich, who first suggested that such a plan be done and supported it throughout. We also thank the representatives of the host municipalities of Susquehanna and Swatara Townships, Paxtang, and Penbrook Boroughs, the City of Harrisburg; Dauphin County Department of Parks and Recreation; Harrisburg Bicycle Club; and several Harrisburg Neighborhood Associations. These folks gave of their time to review draft proposals and offer suggestions.
Finally, we wish to acknowledge the many volunteers, businesses, foundations, and partner organizations that have contributed to the renewal of the Greenbelt over the last twenty-plus years. Their active involvement and support has resulted in a truly wonderful recreation resource for our community – one we hope will be improved even more with the implementation of this plan’s recommendations.
Mike Krempasky Capital Area Greenbelt Association
Carl Dickson Director, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation
Mark Wilson President, Wilson Consulting Group