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Trail Town Program moving in right direction

signagepicstichBicyclists and hikers using the Great Allegheny Passage in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Fayette and Somerset counties have more signs telling trail users where they are, the distance to the next town and pointing them to where they can find amenities — such as bike services, restaurants, campsites and other lodging.

The Trail Town Program of the Progress Fund, which focuses on lending to new and expanding tourism businesses, has spearheaded the $150,000 project to create and erect 102 bright red “wayfinder” signs at 23 sites between the historic Pump House site near the former U.S. Steel Corp. mill at Homestead and the small Somerset County town of Deal, a few trail miles from the Maryland border, said Peter Grella, signage project coordinator for The Progress Fund.

Read the full Tribune-Review article.