Construction of the new storm water management systems is complete, but crews still need to lay the topsoil and do some tree work, Finch said.
Most of the other to-do list items are “nitty, gritty details” including ADA ramps, electrical wires, moving some posts and more, he said.
Driving through the neighborhood, it is clear that this trail is still under construction.
Orange construction barrier plastic stretches along what seems like most of the route, and many corners are completely blocked off, dug up, and off limits to pedestrians. New pavement is visible but it does not cover the entire greenway, which spans from Bartram’s Garden to the existing Cobbs Creek trail via Lindbergh Boulevard, Elmwood Avenue, 58th Street, Chester Avenue, and finally 59th Street.
The greenway runs along
the western boundary of the Kingsessing, near the Mount Moriah section of Southwest Philadelphia, where the trail passes Frances Myers Recreation Center and Bartram’s Field.