The Neshannock Trail project was completed in October of 2015. This trail was identified as a priority pilot project in the 2008 Lawrence County Greenways Plan, and the County worked diligently with PennDOT District 11 and many property owners to clear the right-of-way and make this trail a reality for residents and visitors to the area. Right-of-way was cleared in 2012 with final design and plan elements finalized, and in the fall of 2015, the trail was constructed and opened to the public. The trail begins at Croton Avenue and runs approximately one mile along the Neshannock Creek to Dilworth Avenue in the City of New Castle.
In 2014, the City of New Castle created a Riverwalk plan that recommended a connection from the proposed Neshannock Trail to the City’s Riverwalk Park. Lawrence County has applied for funding to improve the connection from Riverwalk Park across the North Street Bridge to the New Castle Transit Station, to the trailhead of the newly-constructed Neshannock Trail. Below is the concept drawing – the final design is still in the finishing stages. The project is anticipated to be completed in 2017.