Scioto Trail News and Updates
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November 12, 2013 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #99607
As we near the opening of the Scioto Trail near Grandview Ave, we will begin to see closures on the Downtown section. Here is the latest.
Scioto Greenways Project
11/12/13: During the next 18-24 months, there will be several closures and detours posted for the Scioto Trail on both east and west banks. Please use caution downtown as you pass through the construction area. Between November 18 and February 1st, the detours will be posted as needed.
By February 1, 2014 all of the trail along the Scioto Mile is scheduled to be closed and a full detour posted.
Printable PDF at:November 13, 2013 1:37 pm at 1:37 pm #554466
Is this so they can remove the Main Street dam?November 13, 2013 1:43 pm at 1:43 pm #554467
In other news, there’s some trail work nearing completion near Grandview Ave. and the Dublin Rd. water plant. I haven’t seen a simple map, though I did get copies of some of the plans from ODOT.
There are pictures on the Bike Commuting Columbus site, but I don’t know how old they are:December 6, 2013 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #554468December 13, 2013 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm #554469
Not to be missed: the first issue of the Scioto Greenways Project Newsletter! Included is a project update, construction timeline, origins of the project, project partners, and news articles about the project.
The Scioto Greenways project, which entails removing the Main Street Dam, restoring the river, and creating 33-acres of new greenspace in Downtown Columbus, has gotten underway over past several weeks. Construction crews have mobilized, building access points to the Scioto River throughout the riverfront Downtown. Crews have also built a causeway into the River, extending north from Dodge Park to the south side of the Main Street Dam, which allowed them to begin demolishing the Main Street Dam on November 25, 2013.
As the Main Street Dam demolition has proceeded, the water level in the Scioto River has dropped, exposing debris in the waterway, islands, and more river bank than was visible just one month ago. Simultaneous, crews from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, as well as volunteers, have been rescuing mussels left high and dry by the receding water. The 4,000+ mussels that have been rescued will be relocated to friendlier waters while construction of the Greenways takes place.
Over the next several weeks, the remnants of the Main Street Dam will continue to be removed from the river. Additionally, an access point to the River at the intersection of Town Street and Civic Center Drive will be constructed, which will allow trucks to begin to bring in fill that will eventually become the eastern bank of the Scioto River along the Scioto Mile.
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