Foundry Street Link

The Foundry Street Link Project will use a city right-of-way to create a walking and biking connector between the Mon River / Caperton / Deckers Creek Rail-Trail and downtown Morgantown. This link is an alternative route to avoid having trail users cross Route 119 (aka Don Knotts Blvd.), a busy four-lane roadway with a turning lane. It will provide a much safer route for trail users to get to and from the trail either walking or cycling and into downtown Morgantown via High Street. The entire link is less than a mile long.

Lighting will be installed under the Division of Highways Deckers Creek overpass. This will provide lighting both for the Deckers Creek Trail and for the route into downtown.

Way-finding signs will be located along the Deckers and Mon River / Caperton Trail.  These signs will have icons to direct trail users to nearby food, lodging, and amenities. The city right-of-way off of Sturgiss Street will become a non-motorized entrance  into the Hazel Ruby McQuain Park at the hub for these trails.

The Foundry Street Link project is partially funded by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program administered by the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways.

Major Funders and Project Partners

Division of Highways DOT Recreational Trail Grant Program

City of Morgantown

Board of Parks and Recreation Commission (BOPARC)

Main Street Morgantown

The Thrasher Group

Blue and Gold Development