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Bluestone Trail

The Bluestone Trail will be a shared-use path in Harrisonburg that will connect people between Port Republic Road and Hillside Avenue (where James Madison University's entrance is), Purcell Park and the Purcell Park Neighborhood, RMH Wellness Center, Ramblewood Park and surrounding neighborhoods, and points south near Pleasant Valley Road. The Bluestone Trail will be 10-ft wide and hard surfaced for transportation and recreational uses by walkers, joggers, bicyclists, etc.

Join us for the Bluestone Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, October 22 at 2:00pm! More information.


Bluestone Trail Phase 1

Bluestone Trail Project Overview PDF PDF[2.66MB]


The  Bluestone Trail project is split into the following phases:

  • Phase 1: From Stone Spring Road at Beery Road intersection to Port Republic Road at Bluestone Drive intersection. This project includes two bridges over Blacks Run and two pedestrian crossings and signals. Approximately 1.1 miles.
    • Phase 1 Funding Sources
    • Phase 1 Schedule (as of 4/15/2014)
      • Engineering & Environmental: Fall 2012-January 2014 - Completed
        • Engineering design from Stone Spring Road to Butler Street by McCormick Taylor, Inc.
        • Engineering design from Butler Street to Port Republic Road by City.
      • Right of Way: Fall 2013-January 2014 - Completed
        • Right of way completed by City
      • Construction Start: April 2014 
        • Construction from Stone Spring Road to Butler Street awarded to Hammond-Mitchell for $1,072,417
        • Construction from Butler Street to Port Republic Road awarded to Plecker & Sons for $350,687
      • Construction to be complete: October 2014 (More than 2 months ahead of schedule.)
  • Future Phases: Future phases of the Bluestone Trail to include connecting from Stone Spring Road south connecting Ramblewood Park, Pleasant Valley Road, and more. Towards the north, the City is coordinating with James Madison University to plan a trail connection from Port Republic Road to connect with the future Northend Greenway project. 


Bluestone Trail Construction, August 2014

Bluestone Trail under construction. Photos taken August 2014.

Bluestone Trail Project History

More Information




Contact Thanh Dang at 540-434-5928 or Thanh.Dang@harrisonburgva.gov.

Questions may also be directed to the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee. Subcommittee meetings are open to the public.




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