Collins Ferry Connector Trail

The Collins Ferry Connector Trail is a 1/2 mile trail linking the Suncrest and Collins Ferry Road neighborhoods to the Mon River Rail-Trail. The wooded path, once the road right-of-way, goes from end of road down to the rail-trail. The connector trail will become a formal walk/bike right-of-way with the Department of Energy (NETL) and make the route easier and safer with new compacted stone surface, drainage improvements, and safety fencing.

The Collins Ferry Connector Trail project is partially funded by a 2015 grant from the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program administered by the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways.

We reached and surpassed our $75,000 fundraising goals! Thank You for all that donated to the Collins Ferry Connector Fundraising Campaign.

MRTC hopes that the Collins Ferry Connector Trail will increase the trail use from Suncrest and Collins Ferry neighborhoods, increase bike commuting to work and more people walking on their lunch hours. It will also decrease the need for cars and parking lots to get to the rail-trail.

 

Status:

We reached a major milestone with fundraising but still have several steps to go:

1) Recreational License agreement with Department of Energy- RECEIVED!

2) Engineering Designs- (UNDERWAY- DECEMBER, 2017)

3) Construction

 

Major Funders

Division of Highways DOT Recreational Trail Grant Program

People for Bikes

WV Land Trust

Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Timberline Apartments / Vanguard Residential

 

Project Partners

Department of Energy (NETL)