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$1.1M recommended in state funding for Wasson Way trail

Phase 1 and 2 of the Wasson Way Trail project (Photo: City of Cincinnati) Phase 1 and 2 of the Wasson Way Trail project (Photo: City of Cincinnati)
A portion of the old railway that would transform into the Wasson Way trail. (FOX19 NOW) A portion of the old railway that would transform into the Wasson Way trail. (FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A Task Force has recommended $1.1 million in funding for the Wasson Way Trail to the State of Ohio. 

If approved by State legislators, the funding would go toward construction of Phase 2 of the trail, which will extend from Montgomery Road in Evanston to Interstate 71 near Dana Avenue.

“We’re making great progress. Within the next two years citizens will be able to use the Wasson Way Trail to travel between Xavier in Evanston, and Rookwood Commons in Hyde Park,” said Mayor John Cranley.

City leaders previously awarded grant funding from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to construct Phase 1 of the trail. That stretch of trail will extend from I-71 to Madison Road in Hyde Park.

The Wasson Way bike and walking trail would transform an old railway into a mixed use greenway. The trail would start on Victory Parkway near Xavier University and travel through 12 neighborhoods to end at the Little Miami Bike trail. The project has been compared to New York City’s High Line greenway.

“This trail will improve access and mobility to educational and job centers for thousands of residents,” said City Manager Harry Black.

The city submitted an application to the Capital Budget Prioritization Task Force in November 2015. After reviewing details of the project, the Task Force sent a recommendation to provide funding for the trail to the State of Ohio.

Work on the Wasson Way Trail design process is slated to begin this spring with Phase 1 and 2 of the trail within the next 12 to 18 months. .

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