Great MIami River Trail- Brieiel Blvd to Baxter Dr
PROJECT FACT SHEET
GREAT MIAMI RIVER TRAIL BREIEL BOULEVARD TO BAXTER DRIVE
BUTLER AND WARREN COUNTIES, OHIO
ODOT PID 100188
The proposed project includes the construction of a 1.4-mile segment of the Great Miami River Trail (GMRT) along SR 73 between the City of Middletown and the City of Franklin. The GMRT includes 86 miles of trails and extends between Fairfield, Ohio (south) to Piqua, Ohio (north). However, there are currently several disconnected segments of the trail due to lack of funding. This project will close one of those gaps.
The proposed project extends between a current turnaround on Breiel Boulevard in Butler County and an existing trailhead located along Baxter Drive in Warren County.
• Construction of a ten-foot wide multi-use bike trail along the north side of SR 73 between the existing road and the Great Miami River, which will connect two existing segments of the Great Miami River Trail
• Construction of a retaining wall along the Great Miami River and concrete barriers along SR 73 where the trail is too close to the roadway
• Extension of culverts along the trail
MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC:
There may be a possible lane closure of SR 73 during project construction. However, two-way traffic will be maintained by alternating traffic flow on a single lane of pavement.
PROPOSED PROJECT SCHEDULE:
• Environmental Document Approval November 2018
• Begin Construction May 2020
• Construction Complete May 2021
All project construction will occur within existing public right-of-way; no private property will be required.
COST OF PROJECT:
The current estimated cost of constructing the bike trail is $1,981,666. The project will be funded with a combination of Federal and local (City of Franklin and City of Middletown) funds.
Any questions regarding the construction of this project should be directed to Robert Nicolls, P.E., City Engineer for the City of Middletown, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 513-425-7710.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.