Newport to Newark Pathways

Newark to Newport Pathways MapProject Description:

The Newport to Newark Pathway project began in summer 2022 with initial assessment and mapping. The purpose of the Newport to Newark Pathway System project is to study the feasibility of a pathway system connecting the town of Newport and the city of Newark. This study will result in a master plan to implement this new pathway system. Ultimately, the final pathway system may contain a mixture of Northern, Southern, and Connector routes in order to meet project goals and connect priority destinations as identified through public comments and by the project team.

Current Phase:

Design and cost analysis

Public Meetings:

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 5:00pm-7:30pm
Gilliam Building
77 Reads Way 
New Castle, 19720

Virtual Link: 

We will explore ways to connect Newport and Newark using a regional pathway system. Public participants will be able to give input on connections and possible pathway routes. 

Please also visit the project website to give us your comments on the public comment map or by completing the survey:  


Key Dates:

Fall 2022: Our contractor, JMT, began developing a conceptual pathways plan and met with the steering committee on November 30 to go over the initial findings and discuss the conceptual pathways planning process.

February 15, 2023: A meeting was held  to review the initial conceptual pathways plan alternatives and prepare for the public open house/public input period.

April 6, 2023: A public (in person and virtual) open house was held to discuss possible pathway routes and members of the public provided input on desired connection points. 

Summer 2023: JMT will begin to finalize the conceptual pathways plan, meet with review agencies, and draft a feasibility report with cost estimates

August 2023: The final report and cost estimates will be presented