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Federal Money Will Fund Saucon Rail Trail Extension in Coopersburg

The Saucon Rail Trail is about to get a little longer in Coopersburg.

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The Saucon Rail Trail is about to get a little longer in Coopersburg.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced earlier this month that an extension of the popular trail from E. Landis Street south to E. Station Avenue in Coopersburg is one of 51 transportation alternative projects statewide that will be funded by $33 million in federal funds. The distance between the two roads is about a quarter of a mile.

Additional money from a $938,856 allocation will fund traffic and pedestrian improvements to Station Avenue from Main Street to the rail trail, including crosswalks, curbs, sidewalk, accessibility improvements and pedestrian lighting, a news release from Wolf’s office said.

“These projects are important initiatives that enhance communities across Pennsylvania to create stronger economies and better infrastructure,” Wolf said. “Making these improvements will enhance pedestrian and bicycle facilities, improve access to public transportation, create safe routes to school, preserve historic transportation structures, provide environmental mitigation, create trails that serve a transportation purpose, and promote safety and mobility.”

Several other projects in Lehigh County are on track to receive funding, however no Northampton County projects are on the list.

The Saucon Rail Trail’s first phase opened in the spring of 2011.

The trail is built on a former SEPTA rail line and currently extends south from Bachman Street in Hellertown to Southern Lehigh Living Memorial Park, on the Upper Saucon Township-Coopersburg border.

For more information about the trail as well as a map, visit

The extension of the Saucon Rail Trail in Coopersburg borough will take it from E. Landis Street about a quarter of a mile south to E. Station Avenue.


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Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is the owner, publisher and editor of Saucon Source. A Lehigh Valley native, he's covered local news since 2005 and previously worked for Berks-Mont News and AOL/Patch. Contact him at

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