At long last, bids have been solicited and opened for the much-anticipated Rails-to-Trails project that will link the Nesquehoning Trestle (near Glen Onoko Park) with the town of Jim Thorpe. Though the trestle was completed about three years ago, other details and obstacles seemed to hold up completion of the project endlessly.
With the purchase of the final parcel of land that would make the bike trail to Jim Thorpe a reality, bids were solicited late last summer for the construction of the trail and a fence to separate it from the Reading Northern railroad tracks that will run along side this segment of the trail. Eleven companies responded with bids, which were opened this week.
More information on this project is in this Times News article.