The Ghost Town Trail just acquired a new crosswalk as part of a recent bridge replacement project on Chestnut Street in Nanty Glo Borough. The $2.1 million dollar project, funded by PennDOT, included sidewalk installments, drainage work, new guide rails, lighting and new signals.
Motorists coming through Nanty Glo on Chestnut Street will notice a pedestrian crossing sign as they approach the piano key style crosswalk.
This crosswalk isn’t the only upgrade to the Ghost Town Trail. CCCRA broke ground two months ago for an additional 2 miles of trail extension that will bring the C&I Trail Extension to Beulah Road. That project is near complete, and will one day connect to another part of the extension in Cardiff. Once complete, the extension will create a loop with the Ghost Town Trail, and will be the first loop of rail trail in eastern United State history.
The Ghost Town trail was named a National Recreation Trail in 2003 and was honored as one of the top 9 hiking trails in the United States in 2016. The Cambria County portion of the trail is owned and managed by the Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority (CCCRA). The Indiana County portion of the trail is owned and managed by Indiana County Parks and Trails.