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Greenway Study

A portion of the Morris Canal in Waterloo Village, in Byram Township, Sussex County, taken between 1890 and 1901.  (Source: Library of Congress)Morris Canal Greenway Study

This study will analyze the path of the historic Morris Canal and identify ways to create a pedestrian and bicycle greenway incorporating remnants of the canal infrastructure and following the original route as closely as possible. Once completed, the study will guide the development of the greenway and help to coordinate efforts among state, county and local government, non-profit organizations and the private sector.

The project is managed and funded by the NJTPA with support from a consultant team led by NV5 Inc. with Arterial, Heritage Strategies, and SWELL. The team will work closely with residents and stakeholders in the communities that the Morris Canal passes through as well as the Morris Canal Working Group, a volunteer organization of people dedicated to the preservation and celebration of this important transportation resource.

The study is scheduled to be completed by June 2018. 

HELP IDENTIFY THE BEST ROUTE FOR THE GREENWAY

Several alignment options have been selected based on feedback we received through municipal, stakeholder and public outreach meetings and through submissions to our wikimap. The various alternatives have been uploaded to the wikimap. Help decide the best route for the greenway by visiting the wikimap and voting for your preferred alignment for each segment: Morris Canal Greenway Corridor Study Wikimap


Additional documents related to the study are linked below the study area map. 

The NJTPA is also seeking historic and present day photos of the canal. If you have photos that could be used as part of the study please email mhayes@njtpa.org. Credit will be given for all photos used as part of this study.

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Aug 15, 2017, 6:55 AM
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Aug 1, 2017, 11:41 AM
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