Wheeling Heritage Trail Expansion January 29, 2007 update: We are currently waiting on approval for Phase 1 grant application submitted 8 January, 2007 for $470,000. If approval is received construction should begin in late Spring and completed by the end of summer, 2007. Phase 1 will connect the West face of Tunnel Green with a ramp down to the abandoned rail line on the south bank of Wheeling Creek proceeding west downstream to the Ogden Tech Center, cross Wheeling Creek at the Green Bridge, and continue on the north bank of the stream through the West Virginia Northern Community College Campus, passing under Chaplin Street Bridge and exiting onto 18th Street adjacent to Electrical Contractors Supply. This route will eliminate the need for the trail on the East Wheeling Streets, resulting in safer egress from the Ohio River Trail to the Big Wheeling Creek Trail. Grant decision for the Phase 1 application is anticipated in late April, 2007.