New Segment Of Ohio River Trail To Connect East End, Mt. Washington
Construction has begun on a new segment of Ohio River Trail, linking the Lunken Airport Trail in the East End to the Magrish Nature Preserve in Mt. Washington.
The new trail segment (Lunken to Salem) will provide a safe, separated path that pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages can use to cross the Little Miami Scenic River.
The project will repurpose a westbound lane across the Kellogg Avenue bridge, turning it into a dedicated, physically separated route for pedestrians and bicyclists. Two westbound travel lanes will be maintained across the bridge for motor vehicles.
While there is expected to be minimal impact on vehicular traffic, drivers are urged to use caution through the work zone. Cyclists, walkers and joggers can continue to use the Lunken Airport Trail while construction is under way.
When the new segment of trail is completed this fall, cyclists, walkers and joggers will be able to use the Ohio River Trail to travel between Schmidt Ballfield on Riverside Drive and the Magrish Nature Preserve near Salem Road. The Little Miami Scenic Trail will eventually connect to the Ohio River Trail in this area, linking Cincinnati with more than 100 miles of continuous bike/hike trail between Springfield, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio.
There are currently 4.1 miles of Ohio River Trail in Cincinnati, and another 3.4 miles are currently being designed.
About the Cincinnati Bicycle Transportation Program
The mission of the City of Cincinnati Bicycle Transportation Program is to make bicycling an integral part of daily life in Cincinnati, so that persons of all ages and abilities utilize bicycles for all types of trips.