Friends of the Riverfront is currently assisting Verona Borough, Oakmont Borough, Plum Borough, and the municipality of Penn Hills develop a safe, accessible, and sustainable multi-purpose trail stretching from the Allegheny Riverfront in Verona, through Oakmont and Penn Hills along Plum Creek, to Boyce Park in Plum Borough. The design and engineering work is being conducted by TranSystems through December 2024.

The first phase of design and engineering was completed in early 2023 and focused on the section in Verona and Oakmont. Currently, the consultant and Steering Committee is completing survey and drone work of the remaining trail corridor and identifying logical segments of the 14-mile trail for ease of future phasing and construction. Additionally, the logical segments help each municipality identify trail segments in ongoing grant applications and funding asks which focus on continued engineering, permitting and construction of the VOPP Trail.

Over the next few months, the consultant will be coordinating with state agencies on permitting requirements and furthering the development of the design and engineering of the alignment.

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  • Verona Borough
  • Oakmont Borough
  • Plum Borough
  • Municipality of Penn Hills
  • PennDOT District 11
  • Senator Jay Costa
  • Pittsburgh Reginal Transit
  • Allegheny County

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VOPP Trail

Verona, Oakmont, Penn Hills and Plum

Three Rivers Heritage Trail Network
Trail connection between Verona, Oakmont, Plum, and Penn Hills.

Hazelwood to Carrie Furnace Segment

Hazelwood, Swissvale, Rankin

Three Rivers Heritage Trail Network
Studying the feasibility for the extension of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail from Hazelwood to Carrie Furnace.

Three Rivers Heritage Trail Economic Study

Allegheny County

Three Rivers Heritage Trail
In 2023 we are beginning an updated economic study on the impact of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.

Springdale to East Deer Segment

Allegheny River Valley

Three Rivers Heritage Trail
In Spring 2023, the design and engineering phase kicked off with the first public meeting scheduled for October 16, 2023 at East Deer Memorial Park.

Harmar to O'Hara Segment

Harmar and O'Hara Township

Three Rivers Heritage Trail
Friends of the Riverfront has secured funding for design and engineering of the extension of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail between O’Hara Township and Harmar Township. 

Turtle Creek Connector Trail

Turtle Creek Valley

Three Rivers Heritage Trail Network
Design and engineering of a nine mile trail from Carrie Blast Furnace National Historic Landmark to the Westmoreland Heritage Trail (WHT) in Trafford Borough.


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