The City has received $1,451,760 in Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) funds to design and construct the Pequonnock River Trail (PRT) extension from the current terminus of the PRT in Beardsley Park to Seaside Park. The PRT extension will provide a non-motorized mode of transportation throughout the city and help reduce congestion in the downtown area by improving access to public transportation modes, downtown attractions and municipal parks.
NV5, formerly RBA Group of Connecticut, is the chosen project engineering firm. NV5 brings to the table their knowledge of performing the Alignment Study, as well as their design of several major bicycle routes in New York City.
The city of Bridgeport and the towns of Monroe and Trumbull have been working on implementing the regional Pequonnock River Trail since 1992. The goal is to connect segments of existing trails to create a continuous greenway from Long Island Sound and Downtown Bridgeport, through Trumbull and Monroe, to the Newtown town line. Once completed, the Pequonnock River Trail (PRT) will extend approximately 16.2 miles.
Pequonnock River Trail (PRT) Extension Alignment Study
Pequonnock River Trail (PRT) Public Information Presentation, September 2018
Pequonnock River Trail Final Alignment Map