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Saturday, June 22, 2013

McKeesport does its part in making Great Allegheny Passage complete | @TribLive

Published: Monday, June 10, 2013, 4:21 a.m.Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013 

Grand opening for the final mile of Pittsburgh's portion of the Great Allegheny Passage is set for the weekend, and McKeesport is doing its part to make the trail more navigable.
Saturday's ceremony will celebrate the completion of the link between Pittsburgh's and the Steel Valley's trail systems. McKeesport is putting the final touches on the section that runs through the city, which provides a direct route between the Marina at McKees Point and RIDC Riverplace Industrial Center.
“It looks spectacular and I'm excited that it's finished,” McKeesport Trail Commission president Linda Brewster said. “The bikers coming through the city have a clear pathway that they can see and they won't be confused.”
When cyclists began traveling local sections of the Great Allegheny Passage early in its development, McKeesport was a rough patch between Elizabeth Township and the Steel Valley.
With support from Steel Valley organizers, the Regional Trail Corp. and the Allegheny Trail Alliance, McKeesport Trail Commission made improvements over the years.


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