State grants $500k to Wasson Way project

State grants $500k to Wasson Way project
The Hyde Park portion of the Wasson Way Trail is scheduled to open July 28 (FOX19 NOW)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Wasson Way pedestrian and bicycle project was awarded a grant from the state this week to help pay for construction, Cincinnati Mayor, John Cranley, announced.

Cranley said the project was granted $500,000 from the 'Clean Ohio Trails' fund administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The project will cover 7.6 miles from Xavier University to Little Miami Bike Trail in Newtown.

"This grant is great news for Cincinnati's neighborhoods," said Mayor John Cranley. "While we hope to complete the Wasson Way all the way to Xavier University soon, this first section will at least give Xavier students and nearby residents a nice area to exercise and a better way to reach Hyde Park restaurants and businesses."

Total cost for construction is estimated between $7.5 and $11.2 million.

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