The PATH project is a joint effort between the City of Huntington, Cabell County Commission, and the Nick J. Rahall II Appalachian Transportation Institute (RTI). The PATH is named after Huntington's own Dr. Paul Ambrose, a physician who was working in Washington, DC until he was tragically killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack when the plane he was on hit the Pentagon. Dr. Ambrose was a proponent of outdoor health & recreation opportunities and the City of Huntington has chosen to use his name for their new trail system in remembrance of his passion.
The PATH Master Plan, totaling 26 miles of new construction & street networks, was developed as a team effort consisting of Edward Tucker Architects, Alta Planning + Design, and Eastham & Associates.
Eastham & Associates had a large role in Phase I of this project which consisted of new trail design along the existing earthen levee system along the Ohio River, a section along Harvey Road crossing Hisey Fork Creek, and a section running parallel to Riverside Drive in Guyandotte, totaling 5.25 miles.
Eastham & Associates' responsibilities included civil engineering & alignment design, permitting, and topographic & boundary surveying for Phase I. 100% Construction Documents were completed by Eastham & Associates on August 29, 2012. E&A has also teamed with the contractor for construction staking.