Bike Trail Now Open The new trail provides a continuous 7.5 mile trail from Williamstown to Glassboro
(Woodbury, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholders announced today that the new section of trail that the county constructed to link with the existing trail in Monroe Township to provide a continuous 7.5 mile trail from Williamstown to Glassboro is now open for use.
The trail parallels Route 322 and extends from Fries Mill Road to Delsea Drive.
"Many residents have been anxious to get out and enjoy the trail and now they can," said Freeholder Director Sweeney. "This is a great section of trail for bikers, walkers and joggers to enjoy, and it is an asset to the communities," said Director Sweeney.
Freeholder Deputy Director Bob Damminger, liaison to the County's Public Works Department who has been in charge of the project, stated that the asphalt paved 2.82 mile, 10 feet wide trail along a 50 feet wide abandoned rail right of way in Glassboro and Monroe Township provides a continuous trail from Williamstown to Glassboro for a total distance of 7.5 miles. Damminger said that although there were still some plantings and other minor finishing work to be done, that the trail was open and ready for use.
"This bike trail is just one more way for residents and visitors to enjoy Gloucester County," Damminger said. "The trail links with Scotland Run Park and Glassboro State Wildlife Management Area."
Motorized vehicles of any kind are prohibited on the bike trail.
The county applied for and received an $811,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration for construction of the multi-purpose trail. The county had also received FHA funding for the engineering and other necessary requirements to get the project to this phase.