Groundbreaking for the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Trail
July 9, 2012Location: St. Georges, Delaware
U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, U.S. Representative
John Carney, and other Federal, state, and local officials held a
groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on
the initial phase of a shared-use recreational trail along the
Chesapeake & Delaware (C&D) Canal.
As part of the ceremony, former Delaware governor and U.S.
Representative Michael N. Castle was honored by having the trail
named for him.
The C&D Canal, which has been in operation for more than 180
years, is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers. The trail, which will accommodate pedestrians,
bicyclists, and horseback riders, is being constructed under the
supervision of the Delaware Department of Transportation. The
first phase will be nine miles in length.
JMT's role began in the preliminary engineering stage and has
continued through the preparation of an Environmental Assessment in
accordance with NEPA and the development of contract documents for
the current construction project. We are currently designing
the Branch Canal section, a one-mile extension to the Phase 1