City to spend $8.7 million on trail upgrades

on Thursday, 21 March 2013.

Allows connection to Cincinnati

The city of Columbus will add two significant pieces -- and 6.25 miles overall -- to its system of bikeway trails this year.

Included in the $8.7 million in planned 2013 improvements to city trails is the 3.5-mile extension of the Camp Chase Rail Trail, a $1.6 million project that will connect to the Ohio to Erie Trail, completing a 160-mile section of continuous path from Columbus to Cincinnati.

When the northern section is complete, the statewide trail will be more than 260 miles as it stretches from Cincinnati to Cleveland.

"I think we are beyond excited about the Camp Chase trail improvements because of what it does," said Terri Leist, an assistant director with the city's Recreation and Parks Department. "It allows that connection to Cincinnati via Dayton, via Yellow Springs and every little town along the trail."

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