Jul 28

Flaggers for Kinsley Construction stand along the Old Harrisburg Road/Business 15, just north of the town of Gettysburg on Thursday morning. The North Gettysburg Trail is in the top left portion of this photograph (two piles of gravel sit along the trail itself). This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:50 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

Work continues on the North Gettysburg Trail, with the final completion date moved back to September 28. The road is currently one-way at two points along the Old Harrisburg Road due to the construction.

Note the jogger near the center of the photograph. Though one of the initial reasons proposing the trail in the mid-1990s was the construction of Gettysburg High School, joggers from the Twin Oaks community north of town and residents who jog/bike in this area will benefit from a dedicated path. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:50 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

The road has been “one-way” here all of this week at this spot near the old Eisenhower Elementary School and near the Josiah Benner Farm. This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:50 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

The contractor, Kinsley Construction, recently was granted an extension on the project, putting the proposed end-date at September 28. This view was facing southwest at approximately 7:50 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

Remember the wide area that was cleared here? This is about the only part of the project that is currently recognizable as a trail. This view was facing southwest at approximately 7:50 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

We’ve turned around from the last photo and are now facing north towards the Josiah Benner Farm (obscured by the trees in the right background). This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:50 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

The Benner Farm came under National Park Service ownership this month. The previous owners have at least three months to move-out before the Park would have an opportunity to make the building available to the public. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:50 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

We’re now standing in one of the student parking lots at the Gettysburg Area High School. The trail’s ending point (or beginning if you’re starting from north of town) is approximately in the center of this photograph. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 7:50 AM on Thursday, July 28, 2011.


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