INTERMITTENT MODIFIED TRAIL ROUTE (near mile 106): Commencing the week of 5 April – 14 May, or until complete, construction of an enhanced and safer D&L Connector Trail will take place Monday-Thursday throughout the Carbon County Lot. Those who utilize or transit the County Lot may experience parking reassignments, parking space modifications, and/or modified traffic flows for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
For further information or questions, contact the Commissioners’ Office at (570) 325-3611.
This section connects downtown Jim Thorpe to the Weissport section of trail via a new pedestrian bridge over the Lehigh River. The bridge is one of the most impressive features on the D&L Trail. The Jim Thorpe Trailhead is also a Lehigh River Water Trail access point. Please refer to Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Water Trail website for more information on trips along the water trail.
Thanks to the many partners, D&L members, and trail users who helped us complete the Mansion House Bridge project!
Construction projects in this section
UPDATED – April 2021
The trail connection project is composed of the following three phases:
Carbon County Parking Lot – Construction
Construction will take place from April 5th to May 14th or until complete to reconfigure the parking lot near the train station in order to separate pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Mansion House Bridge – Complete June 2018
255′ bridge across the Lehigh River has been installed.
Jim Thorpe Lock 1 Retaining Wall/Trail – Complete August 2019
Project improved the D&L Trail from the Mansion House Bridge and 3/4 mile towards the existing Weissport Trail. The retaining wall is critical to making the Mansion House Bridge universally accessible.