$40M Warren County bridge and development project gets new funding boost

The developers of the former Peters Cartridge Factory in Warren County received approval for a new injection of funds today.

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments announced the award of $5.7 million in federal funds for the Warren County-King Avenue Bridge over Little Miami River.

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About $40 million is to be spent on the bridge and development.

The bridge will help with development of the 14-acre complex at 1415 Grandin Road, across from a parking lot for the scenic trail along the river.

The project is to include 130 residences and 15,000 square feet of commercial development.

There will also be a match of more than $2.4 million on the bridge project, according to the announcement.

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The project calls for a 48-foot-wide, two-lane structure with shoulders and an 11-foot-wide dedicated pedestrian/bike way with barrier separation. The project is to include improved horizontal alignment and a new vertical profile to moderate steep vertical grades on the King Avenue approach.

Also, there is to be a new tunnel crossing of the river under Grandin Road and a relocated parking area for the trail.

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