MNR Maybrook Trailway

The Maybrook Trailway is a shared-use bicycling and pedestrian path running along a 23-mile portion of the Metro-North Railroad (MNR) Beacon Line Corridor from Brewster to Hopewell Junction. This portion of the Maybrook Trailway, formerly referred to as the Beacon Line, does not currently have active train traffic. The project proposes building a “rail with trail” on the Brewster to Hopewell Junction segment. The Maybrook Trailway is an important part of the Empire State Trail (EST), providing a key link between the Putnam Trailway and the Dutchess Rail Trail and Walkway Over the Hudson State Park. The Empire State Trail, when completed in 2021, will create a 750-mile trail bike and walking pathway stretching from New York City to Canada and from Albany to Buffalo.

This $30+/- million Metro North Railroad project incorporates a 10 foot wide asphalt Shared Use Path (SUP) paralleling the defunct Beacon Line. The project traverses beautiful mountain terrains, lakes, and forest scenes. Several bridges are being replaced as part of this project and several new trailheads are proposed for access to the trailway.

Hayduk Engineering was responsible for all preliminary stormwater related modeling and design for the trailway, review of all civil design submittals by the Design-Builder, and also provided field related services, construction inspections, and forensic investigations during construction. The proposed storm drainage system for the Maybrook Trailway and Trailheads incorporates swales, stone diaphragms, infiltration basins, and trench drains. Hayduk Engineering prepared existing and proposed HydroCAD stormwater models, preliminary design plans and details for the project, and the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).

The Maybrook Trailway is anticipated to open to the public in late 2020.