Major restoration work on the Deckers Creek Trail is in progress on sections outside Morgantown city limits. The first section closed is Rock Forge Lane to Summer School Road.
This work will improve drainage, restore trail surface of compacted stone, and re-establish the rail-trail’s 10-foot width. Work on the more than 12 miles of trail is anticipated to take several months, depending on the weather.
The trail will be closed in phases. Mon River Trails Conservancy will try to keep as much of the trail open in sections while this work is underway. It will result in over 12 miles of new compacted limestone surface on roughly six-mile stretches — Rock Forge Lane to the Deckers Creek Greer Limestone Plant in Monongalia County and from Masontown to the trail end just past Morgan Mine Road in Preston County.
When safe, the trail will be open over the weekends. Trail users can check the status of sections of trail from the Mon River Trails Conservancy website at http://www.montrails.org/.