Friday, October 2, 2009
The Great Allegheny Passage is closer to being completed, after a one-mile stretch opened Friday.
The stretch is in The City of Duquesne and is part of the hiking and biking trail that connects Pittsburgh to Washington D.C., bike shops and eateries have opened. City of Duquesne Mayor Phil Krivacek, says he hopes the trail has the same effect on his community.
"It’s exciting for us because of that, it’s going to develop some economy down here and that’s what we need in this city,'' he said.
President of The Allegheny Trail Alliance Linda McKenna-Boxx says the trail benefits the people of Duquesne as much as long-distance bicyclists.
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato also announced an agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway for easements and property acquisitions that will enable the construction of additional sections of the trail. He says the trail will be done by November 11, 2011.