Pennsylvania Department of Transportation—Ohiopyle Multimodal Gateway

Ohiopyle State Park in southwestern Pennsylvania receives almost 1.5 million visitors a year and those visitors typically use State Route 381 to access the park. To improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, boaters, and motorists along SR 381, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation launched the $12.8 million Ohiopyle Multimodal Gateway project. That project encompassed several improvements: Replacing the SR 381 Bridge over the Youghiogheny River, which included wider lanes for vehicles and a 10-foot-wide shared use pedestrian and bike path with a wide shoulder, relocating Sugarloaf Road to improve the grade and allow for a reconstruction of the boating parking lot, and creating a pedestrian underpass. The project also widened SR 381, allowing for continuous sidewalks and on-street parking, and built a dedicated bike lane away from SR 381 traffic. Those enhancements improved safety for all visitors, regardless of travel mode, while enhancing convenience and accessibility to the park for everyone.