Westmoreland Heritage Trail
Westmoreland Heritage Trail Bridge to close for two weeks due to construction
The bridge on the east side of Trafford Road along the Westmoreland Heritage Trail in Murrysville will be closed for approximately two weeks starting March 21, 2022. The bridge deck is being replaced and the bridge will be completely closed with no alternate route available. Walkers and bikers are asked to avoid the area or please turn around when utilizing the trail. Once the project is complete, we will announce when the bridge reopens. For more information, please contact Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation at 724-830-3950.
For information dedicated to trail news, updates, events, and more, visit the Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter's official website: www.westmorelandheritagetrail.com
Attention Cyclists and Walkers:
Please obey all traffic signs when crossing roadways. Stop signs are not optional, and bicyclists must obey all signals on the Trail.
According to state law, while motorists must yield to cyclists or pedestrians who are already in the crosswalk, those cyclists and pedestrians are required to yield the right-of-way “to all intersecting traffic that may be close enough to constitute a hazard during the time when you are moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways.”
The Municipality of Murrysville will be issuing citations to bicyclists not stopping at stop signs; please exercise caution when crossing all roadway intersections along the Trail.
Just a note: if you are using the WHT from Murrysville to Trafford, please park in designated trail parking areas (Roberts Trail Access/Duff Park in Murrysville, Saunders Station Area in Monroeville, and BY Park in Trafford). DO NOT PARK in parking lots owned by private businesses. Thank you for your cooperation!
"Middle Gap" Feasibility Study
Click below to view the Westmoreland Heritage Trail Phase-5 ‘Middle Gap’ Feasibility Study Report, finalized December 2021.
WHT Phase 5 - "Middle Gap" Feasibility Study Report (22MB .PDF file)
The Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter is a volunteer organization and is associated with the Regional Trail Corporation, a non-profit entity which promotes the conversion of railroad right-of-ways into trails within Westmoreland, Allegheny and Fayette Counties. By becoming a member of the chapter, you can help us make this trail a reality!
If you’re interested in purchasing a bench in memory of a loved one, or if you’d like to advertise on a mile post along the trail, please visit the official Westmoreland Heritage Trail website by clicking here!