Elizabethtown Borough wanted to complete the pathway network within the borough that was part of a phased planning, design, and construction project reflecting the Regional Official Map for Trails as part of the Regional Strategic Plan. This part of the project, following three previous phases, connects an existing pathway network around Elizabethtown College to the Elizabethtown Area School District (EASD) campus.
RETTEW proposed constructing a bike/pedestrian pathway that connects at the termination point of the existing trail east of South Chestnut Street and extends the pathway from the EASD campus to the existing Kiwanis Boulevard stream crossing at Elizabethtown College. The pathway is approximately 1,050 feet long and 6 feet wide, composed largely of asphalt. A section of the pathway that connects to the Elizabethtown College stream crossing on the extreme eastern edge of the project uses a boardwalk application. Both the pathway and the boardwalk were designed to meet ADA requirements. The design included one handicap ramp and lighting that matched other sections of the trail. This project completes this linear urban trail and recreation network, connecting the Borough’s major destinations through the heart of town.