Westmoreland Heritage Trail
For information dedicated to trail news, updates, events, and more, visit the Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter's official website: www.westmorelandheritagetrail.com
|From approximately October 28, 2020 through the end of January 2021, portions of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail in Murrysville will be undergoing construction work by Contractors doing improvements to the sewer line of the FTMSA. The location for these improvements along the WHT is from Trafford Road up to Van Buren Street, and the trail will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists on some days. Caution is urged for trail users when encountering construction equipment, open trenches , and construction activities. For these months, it is advised that the public visit other sections of the WHT outside of this construction zone. More specific dates of trail closures will be announced as the project gets underway.
Attention Cyclists and Walkers:
Please obey all traffic signs when crossing roadways. Stop signs are not optional, and bicyclists must obey all signals on the Trail.
According to state law, while motorists must yield to cyclists or pedestrians who are already in the crosswalk, those cyclists and pedestrians are required to yield the right-of-way “to all intersecting traffic that may be close enough to constitute a hazard during the time when you are moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways.”
The Municipality of Murrysville will be issuing citations to bicyclists not stopping at stop signs; please exercise caution when crossing all roadway intersections along the Trail.
Just a note: if you are using the WHT from Murrysville to Trafford, please park in designated trail parking areas (Roberts Trail Access/Duff Park in Murrysville, Saunders Station Area in Monroeville, and BY Park in Trafford). DO NOT PARK in parking lots owned by private businesses. Thank you for your cooperation!
The Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter is a volunteer organization and is associated with the Regional Trail Corporation, a non-profit entity which promotes the conversion of railroad right-of-ways into trails within Westmoreland, Allegheny and Fayette Counties. By becoming a member of the chapter, you can help us make this trail a reality!
If you’re interested in purchasing a bench in memory of a loved one, or if you’d like to advertise on a mile post along the trail, please visit the official Westmoreland Heritage Trail website by clicking here!