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June 10, 2016

Work on Kensington & Tacony Trail begins

Trail to provide an additional 4.5 acres of open, green space

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and dignitaries breaking ground on the Kensington & Tacony Trail.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell and several dignitaries broke ground on the Kensington & Tacony Trail on Thursday – a project that will add 4.5 acres to the city’s Circuit Trails regional network.

According to Philadelphia Magazine, the new 1.15-mile trail – a resurrected railway also being referred to as the K&T Trailwill extend from the Frankford Boat Launch to Magee Avenue connecting the Wissinoming and Tacony neighborhoods along the Delaware River.

The $2.9 million project is expected to be complete by next year under the direction of the Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Delaware River City Corp. (DRCC), Philadelphia Magazine said.

Read the full report at Philadelphia Magazine.