Two of the three major obstructions in this section were removed and a ribbon cutting was held in June 2019. This leaves the remaining gap at Bridge Street in Morrisville Borough. Please see the details and PDF maps below for obstruction detour information and remaining areas to expect trail improvements.
This D&L Trail section connects Morrisville to Bristol. Stop in the towns for a bite to eat, a cold drink, or shopping in a cycling store. This section is part of over 50 miles of the D&L Trail designated as National Recreation Trail within Delaware Canal State Park from Easton to Bristol near Philadelphia. For more information specific to the D&L Trail along the Delaware Canal please refer to the Delaware Canal State Park and Friends of the Delaware Canal websites.
UPDATED – Sept, 2019
Morrisville Bridge Street – Engineering
This project to design and construct a safe pedestrian crossing is in partnership with Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Morrisville Borough, and PennDOT. The project, which will link the trail across Bridge Street, is currently in engineering.
Conrail Embankment Passageway – COMPLETE
With funding from PennDOT, improvements were completed to create a trail passageway underneath the railroad. Ribbon cutting was held on June 11, 2019 and the trail is open at this location.
Tyburn Road – COMPLETE
DCNR State Parks completed the trail connector and fencing before the ribbon cutting on June 11, 2019 and the trail is open at this location. Additional signage will be installed for safe crossings.
Levittown Shopping Center – COMPLETE
Resurface of the trail and signs to direct trail users along the D&L Trail in front of the Levittown Shopping Center are installed. Trail users should follow the signs and cross at the designated crosswalks.
Bristol Lagoon to Bristol Marsh – Proposed
Planning is underway with Bristol Borough to connect the D&L Trail from Jefferson Ave. to the historic end of the canal at Bristol Marsh.
Pennsylvania Avenue and Bridge Street Detour
Southbound: 1. From D&L Trail turn left onto North Pennsylvania Avenue, 2. Turn right onto Bridge Street, 3. Continue to bridge that crosses canal and, 4. Cross the street heading south, descend stairs, and continue onto trail
Northbound: 1. From D&L Trail ascend stairs and turn right onto Bridge Street, 2. Continue along Bridge Street and then make left onto North Pennsylvania Avenue, 3. Continue to bridge that crosses canal and descend bank toward D&L Trail
276 and Bristol Pike Detour
Southbound: 1. From D&L Trail turn right and continue south on sidewalk adjacent to Route 13 Bristol Pike, 2. Cross Route 13 Bristol Pike using crosswalk at Green Lane intersection, 3. Immediately after use same intersection crosswalk to cross Green Lane, 4. Continue South on Green Lane until it intersects the D&L Trail, 5. Turn right onto D&L Trail and continue South
Northbound: 1. Turn left onto Green Lane from the D&L Trail, 2. Cross Green Lane at Route 13 Bristol Pike Intersection, 3. Then at same intersection cross Route 13 Bristol Pike using same crosswalk, 4. Use sidewalk along Route 13 Bristol Pike and continue north, 5. Turn left onto D&L Trail and continue North.