Malagari announces $1.88M for Liberty Bell Trail improvements

Lansdale, Hatfield Township approved for funding

LANSDALE, April 20 – Continuing his support for the improvement of a historic recreational corridor with access to landmarks and natural amenities, state Rep. Steve Malagari announced that two project awards totaling $1,883,000 have been approved to enhance the Liberty Bell Trail in Lansdale and Hatfield Township.  

“Our community has the potential to develop one of the most-used and significant multi-use trails in the region, with the ultimate goal of connecting the Liberty Bell Trail to miles of other trails, including the Schuylkill River Trail in Norristown,” Malagari said. “The potential for connecting communities and providing walkers, runners and cyclists with the opportunity to add a recreational option in our backyard is the reason I have worked for about two years with local stakeholders on this valuable project.”

Funding for two projects have been approved in Malagari’s district for the Liberty Bell Trail:

  • The borough of Lansdale has been approved for $973,000 in funding, including $600,000 from the Metropolitan Planning Organization for improvements, including a 10-foot wide shared-use trail and stream crossing. The improvement will start near the Ninth Street and Moyers Road intersection and run north to Tremont Drive. The ¾-mile trail will link Lansdale’s northern residential neighborhoods with Wedgewood Park and Moyers Road Fields.
  • Hatfield Township has been approved for $910,000 in funding for a 10-foot wide shared-use path for about 1,500 feet along the PPL right-of-way extending from Orvilla Road. A sidewalk will be added to link connections with existing sidewalks at Schwab Road and Tarrington Way, and a rail line crossing will be added along Orvilla Road.

The Biden administration awarded $54.1 million to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation through the Surface Transportation Block Grant program Set-Aside or Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside. Before the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, only $18 million would have been available to the state. Find more information on these projects here: