Shenandoah Valley Rail Trail Feasibility Study

The Shenandoah Valley Rail Trail Partnership is working with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to evaluate the feasibility of acquiring an out-of-service Norfolk Southern rail corridor, approximately 50 miles in length, between Broadway and Front Royal, Virginia. CSPDC is a member of the Rail Trail Partnership, and is assisting DCR with stakeholder input sessions and data gathering. The feasibility study is being developed based on a FY21 state budget amendment, and will evaluate the condition of the corridor, refine projected economic impacts of the trail, and develop cost estimates to construct and maintain the trail. The Study is to be delivered to the General Assembly by October, 2021.