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John W. from Pittsburgh, PA on 11/17/2022 2:00:37 PM:
Soon there will be no more crossing the tracks at McKeesport! https://www.wesa.fm/development-transportation/2022-11-16/mckeesport-will-move-a-section-of-the-gap-trail-to-riverfront-expanding-scenic-views A land donation allow the trail to extend and bend around the Mon and Yough rivers and connect to the GAP under the Jerome St. Bridge.

Rivnuts from Homestead, PA on 11/17/2022 7:33:33 PM:
Thanks to John W. for this RIDC and McKeesport announcement of that long-awaited improvement. This relocation will take the trail behind the DuraBond Plant along the river. The new route should provide some beautiful views overlooking the rivers. We look forward to the timeline for this rerouting.

Bill in Houston from Houston on 11/29/2022 5:17:17 PM:
OOOoooo, I like it. Although I did love the old industrial stuff and the old roundhouse in McKeesport, so I didn't dislike the old route. This will make the trail a little safer, and more scenic.

John W. from Pittsburgh, PA on 12/1/2022 10:53:47 PM:
I’m with you on that, Bill. I kind of like seeing the trains along the trail. There’s a whole a lot of nature all the way to DC so some trains and old industry mixed in is what makes this trail so special. That said, safety is important and keeping people off the streets and on the trail is a good decision. Now train horns while camping at night, that’s another thing! :-) John