Lawrence Hopewell Trail Will Celebrate Opening of King’s Highway Segment This Friday

September 26, 2017 by  
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 26, 2017

Press Advisory

LAWRENCE HOPEWELL TRAIL WILL CELEBRATE OPENING OF KING’S HIGHWAY SEGMENT THIS FRIDAY

What:     Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the King’s Highway Segment of the LHT

Who:      The Lawrence Hopewell Trail Board of Trustees

Where:  On the Lawrence Hopewell Trail at the intersection of Province Line Road and Buckingham Drive

When:   Friday, September 29, 11 a.m.

Details: Light refreshments will be served

              RSVP: info@lhtrail.org by September 26, 2017

               Follow signs for parking on Buckingham Drive

This Friday, September 29, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail Board of Trustees will welcome government officials, corporate sponsors, community leaders, and trail enthusiasts at the long-awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Kings Highway Segment of the LHT. 

This 3,760-foot segment runs along Province Line Road from Route 206 to Bannister Drive, where it crosses into the Foxcroft neighborhood. It is a critical link between Carson Road Woods and Bristol-Myers Squibb Lawrenceville to the north and the Foxcroft neighborhood to the southeast. The trail then crosses Princeton Pike, taking walkers and riders into Maidenhead Meadows.

Federal highway funding totaling approximately $500,000 for this segment of the trail were administered through the N.J. Department of Transportation, with Lawrence Township serving as the grant applicant on behalf of the LHT and the residents and users of the trail from Lawrence and Hopewell Townships and beyond.

Nineteen miles of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail’s planned 22-plus mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and transportation corridor through Lawrence and Hopewell Townships in Mercer County  – or 88 percent of the trail – are now complete.

About the Lawrence Hopewell Trail

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 22+ mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and transportation corridor through public and private land in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships in Mercer County, N.J. The LHT supports an active, livable and sustainable community with alternative forms of transportation to reduce the reliance on automobiles. It also promotes health and fitness, recreation and outdoor education. The Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation is a nonprofit organization that depends on the community for support.  It is not supported by local tax dollars. The LHT is a key member of the Circuit Trails, a 750-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region. For more information about the LHT, please visit www.lhtrail.org.

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Media inquiries, please contact: LHT Co-Presidents Becky Taylor at 609.240.6886 or becky@btaylorpa.com or Eleanor Horne at 609.895.0813 or evhorne@gmail.com