The cost to create the 5-mile trail has not yet been determined, but Strohecker guessed it could cost upward of $10 million, a cost township officials can't afford on their own. He said grant dollars to cover project costs will be aggressively pursued.
"We know this is going to be difficult," Strohecker said.
That's true, in part, because trail construction would require easements through privately owned properties, he said. Much of that property, he said, is owned by Norfolk Southern.