WAYNESVILLE, Ohio – The replacement of three bridges and other trail improvement projects along the Little Miami State Park scenic trail will impact park visitors until mid-summer, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
The bridges scheduled to be replaced are
- just north of Beech Road at mile marker 46,
- just south of Old 3-C near mile marker 38, and
- north of Oregonia Road near mile marker 18.5.
Each bridge will be closed for about a week while its decks and railings are replaced, and the trail is paved over.
Beginning in late April, construction will move from south to north and take place Monday-Friday. Bridges may reopen for evening and weekend use if there is no risk to visitor safety.
*Bridge work was delayed; it is scheduled to begin May 10.
The Friends of Little Miami State Park began an effort in 2020 to pave 1.25 miles of its trail south of Morrow. However, some additional berm work is needed to complete the project. ODNR will add additional berm material along the edges of the new asphalt.
The work is scheduled to begin in April and be completed by May. Trail users are asked to slow down and use caution in areas where work crews are present.
U.S. 22 Bridge Work
The U.S. 22 bridge over the Little Miami River is scheduled to be rehabilitated beginning June 7. This work will require the complete closure of U.S. 22 in Foster for 40 to 50 days. The Old 3-C highway will see a significant increase in traffic during this time.
For the safety of trail users and motorists, the Little Miami Scenic Trail will be closed where it crosses Old 3-C. The trail will be open to the north and to the south, but no trail traffic will be allowed to cross Old 3-C.
For more information regarding closures along Little Miami State Park’s trail, please call the park office at 937-382-1096.
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