Construction of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail’s Province Line Road segment is officially underway. The project — will add approximately three-quarters of a mile of trail to the biking and walking loop that runs through Lawrence and Hopewell — is expected to take roughly two months to finish.
The 3,760-foot segment runs along Province Line Road from Route 206 to Bannister Drive, where it crosses into the Foxcroft neighborhood. This link ties Carson Road Woods and Bristol-Myers Squibb Lawrenceville to the north and the Foxcroft neighborhood to the southeast. With the completion of this project, 88 percent — a total of 19 miles — of the 22-mile trail will be completed trail by the end of the summer.
Storm drainage will also be improved with the addition of a concrete curb and drainage structures along the east side of the roadway to properly convey the existing runoff.
Funding totaling approximately $500,000 for this leg of the trail comes from federal highway funds, administered through the New Jersey Department of Transportation, with Lawrence serving as the grant applicant.
“We can hardly wait to see members of our community walking and riding their bikes along this critically important leg of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail,” trail Co-President Becky Taylor said. “Within a few months, we will all be able to walk or ride on the trail from ETS through BMS, down Province Line Road, over Princeton Pike and into the Maidenhead Meadows Park, staying on the trail the whole time.”