Bellefonte to Milesburg Trail Study

Bellefonte-Milesburg Trail Feasibility Study - Final Document Cover

Bellefonte to Milesburg Trail Feasibility Study- FINAL DOCUMENT (PDF)

Bellefonte to Milesburg Feasibility Study Public Meeting Number 2 Presentation December 6, 2018 (PDF)

Press Release: Public Meeting on the Bellefonte to Milesburg Trail Feasibility Study (PDF)

Press Release: Public Input Session on the Bellefonte to Milesburg Trail Feasibility Study (PDF)

Agenda for Public Meeting February 22, 2018 - Bellefonte to Milesburg Feasibility Study (PDF)

The Centre County Board of Commissioners, in collaboration with Bellefonte Borough and a number of community organizations have decided to pursue the development of a new, approximately 2.5 mile, multi-purpose trail (or other facility type) connecting Bellefonte and Milesburg Boroughs in Centre County. It is envisioned to follow the internationally acclaimed Spring Creek and the historic alignment of the Bald Eagle and Spring Creek Canal.

The first step of this process is the completion of a comprehensive feasibility study and pre-construction analysis. The resulting document will define a facility type (multi-purpose trail, shared use path, on/off road, etc.), a preferred alignment and outline required permitting, easements, right-of-way acquisitions and any environmental/historic/prehistoric impacts requiring study. It will also provide specific and very detailed cost estimates for engineering, acquisition, environmental clearance, utility relocation, permitting and construction.

Obtaining a "Request for Proposals"

A copy of the "Request for Proposals" may be obtained, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, from:

Centre County Planning and Community Development Office
Willowbank Office Building -- Third Floor
420 Holmes Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823

An electronic copy may also be obtained by phone or email request to: 

Mike Bloom, Assistant Director
Phone: 814-355-6791
Email Mike Bloom

Sealed proposals must be received no later than 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Optional Pre-Bid Meeting

An optional pre-bid meeting to discuss the project scope of work will be held at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the following location: 

Centre County Commissioners Meeting Room (146) Willowbank Office Building
420 Holmes Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823

Anticipated Key Dates


Advertised Publicly

Optional Pre-Bid Meeting

Proposals Due

Proposals Announced

Proposal Evaluations

Consultant Interviews (If needed)

Selection by Commissioners

Contract Negotiations

CFA Review of Contract

Contract Execution by Commissioners

Notice to Proceed

Completion of Service


February 10

February 22 (10 a.m. EST)

March 13 (4 p.m. EST)

March 14 (Commissioners Meeting)

March 14 through March 22

March 29 and March 30

April 4 (Commissioner Meeting)

April 5 through April 11

April 11 through April 25

May 2 (Commissioner Meeting)

May 3

April 30, 2018 (or earlier)