The Snow Shoe Rails to trails has 5 gates with bollard width of 61" and 8 gates with bollard width of 62". We have been getting a lot of request to increase the bollard width to 65". A lot of families are now getting 4 seated utvs and need more room to pass through the bollards and support the SSRT and it's businesses.
Since we are a family oriented trail, we have decided to widen several of the gates. A motion was made and passed at last night's SSRT meeting to hire Brooks Welding of Pleasant Gap to widen several of the bollards and make a gate repair to another. Once the work is completed, we will evaluate this year how the wider gates are working with our membership. Then, if the width is a successful move, we will look at widening the others next year.
The gates that will be widen this year is:
Both gates in Gillentown Trailhead
Route 144 Gate
Number 10 Gate
The trail will also widen the bollard towards Moshannon Community Center as time & volunteers permit.
We are waiting to hear from Brooks Welding when the repairs to the gates can be made. So, we will post on our web site and face book when the repairs begin.
Thank you to our family members that have brought this to our attention.
Officers of the SSRTA