Springfield Township is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $200,000 in Montco 2040 Implementation Grant funds for the Walnut Avenue Pedestrian Trail Project in Oreland.
Through this project, Springfield Township will enhance pedestrian safety along Walnut Avenue, increase walking trail access and opportunities, and provide a viable connection
between Sandy Run Park and the planned public recreational/open space site at the Township-owned property at 1725 Walnut Avenue.
“The Board is excited to share the news about being awarded a 2021 Montco 2040 Implementation Grant” states Baird Standish, President of the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners. “This past year has demonstrated the collective need and growing desire for high quality walking networks and greater interconnectivity in our community. This project accomplishes both, while also enhancing pedestrian safety along Walnut Avenue and increasing accessibility to Sandy Run Park."
Since the Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program’s inception in 2016, over $10.2 million has been awarded through 95 grants aimed at implementing the county comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision. Montgomery County is awarding approximately $2.5 million to twenty-three projects in 2021, including Springfield Township’s Walnut Avenue Pedestrian Trail Project.
The Springfield Township Board of Commissioners and staff wishes to thank the Montgomery County Commissioners, Montgomery County Planning Commission, and Montco 2040 Grant Evaluation Committee for seeing the value in this proposed project and providing this generous award.
No dates have been scheduled in terms of beginning construction on this project. You can view the proposed improvements on the Concept Plan Map below (subject to change):
Walnut Avenue Pedestrian Trail Concept Plan: