The Foundry Street Link Project will use a city right-of-way to create a walking and biking connector between the Mon River / Caperton / Deckers Creek Rail-Trail and downtown Morgantown. This link is an alternative route to avoid having trail users cross Route 119 (aka Don Knotts Blvd.), a busy four-lane roadway with a turning lane. It will provide a much safer route for trail users to get to and from the trail either walking or cycling and into downtown Morgantown via High Street. The entire link is less than a mile long.
Lighting will be installed under the Division of Highways Deckers Creek overpass. This will provide lighting both for the Deckers Creek Trail and for the proposed route into downtown.
Directional signs will be located at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park, at Foundry Street and in downtown Morgantown. Way finding signs will have simple symbolic icons to direct trail users to nearby food, lodging and services and amenities. The city right-of-way off of Foundry Street will become a walk-bike entrance only into the park by installing bollards.
The Foundry Street Link project is partially funded by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program administered by the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways.
Major Funders and Project Partners
City of Morgantown
Board of Parks and Recreation Commission (BOPARC)