The Friends of The Little Miami State Park said on their FaceBook page yesterday, “The trail reconstruction and underpass at Grandin Rd.(Cartridge Factory) is now complete, and the trail is open to users! However, trail access at Grandin is still under construction, so don’t plan on parking there quite yet. Enjoy the new safer, wider trail!”

The trail remains dissected in Historic Downtown Loveland while a new bridge over O’Bannon Creeks is under construction.

News from the Warren County Engineer’s Office:

King Avenue and Grandin Road, between Miami Street and Striker Road are now open to through traffic. Construction of the $22,000,000 King Avenue Bridge Project is now complete.

The new two span bridge has a total length of 520 feet and carries two wider lanes of traffic and a shared‐use path for pedestrians and bicyclists across the Little Miami State and National Scenic River.

A new precast arch bridge, adjacent to the river bridge, now spans over the Little Miami Scenic Trail, eliminating the previous dangerous at‐grade road and trail crossing. The shared‐use path on the bridge and the Little Miami Scenic Trail are now open as well.

Other improvements associated with the project include a new parking lot for the trail, roundabout at the intersection of the trail parking lot and the Peters Cartridge Factory development, and improved geometry of roadway approaches to the bridge.

The new bridge and roadway is now open to traffic, however flagging operations are expected during the daytime hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, as needed to complete punch list items over the winter and into spring of 2024.

The bridge and roadway project was constructed by the Eagle Bridge Co. of Sidney, Ohio. Stantec Consulting Services designed the project out of their Cincinnati office and Prime AE Group, out of their Cincinnati office, performed construction inspection for the project. A special thanks to everyone involved with the project from the beginning of design to final construction. The cooperation of the general traveling public, the Peters Cartridge Factory Apartments, and Cartridge Brewing during the construction of this two year project was greatly appreciated.

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