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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. 

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 Credit will be given for all photos used as part of this study.

Presentation to the Working Group: The Morris Canal Working Group met December 5, 2017 to get an update on the study. The consultant team gave presentations on organizational structure, branding and marketing. Click here to view the presentation

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