$5.1 million for trail, road projects in Butler, Warren counties

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments has awarded $927,755 to extend and realign the Lebanon-Countryside YMCA Trail from the existing path at the intersection of Deerfield and East streets to the existing trail at the YMCA and to extend a path south to Turtlecreek Union Road and over Bypass 48 to a bike park being built in Lebanon. CONTRIBUTED/NICK KNEER

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The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments has awarded $927,755 to extend and realign the Lebanon-Countryside YMCA Trail from the existing path at the intersection of Deerfield and East streets to the existing trail at the YMCA and to extend a path south to Turtlecreek Union Road and over Bypass 48 to a bike park being built in Lebanon. CONTRIBUTED/NICK KNEER

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments has awarded more than $36 million for regional transportation projects, including more than $5.1 million for projects in Lebanon, Mason and Oxford.

More than $2.7 million in federal highway funds were designated for two roundabouts on US 42 in Mason. The projects will convert existing lighted intersections at Bethany and Mason-Morrow-Millgrove Road to roundabouts and construct a multi-use path.

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In Butler County, $1.5 million goes to fund extension of the Oxford Recreational Trail from Peffer Park to Chestnut Field, the former Talawanda High School site now a Miami University parking lot.

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The regional council awarded $927,755 to extend and realign the Lebanon-Countryside YMCA Trail from the existing path at the intersection of Deerfield and East streets to the existing trail at the YMCA and to extend a path south to Turtlecreek Union Road and over Bypass 48 to a bike park being built in Lebanon.

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In addition, $784,000 was designated for improvements on the Fairfield-South Gilmore ramp onto Interstate 275.

The funding for 13 projects in the tri-state region was announced today.

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“Once again, through consensus, the board of OKI has delivered a $31 million infrastructure package that will advance not only Ohio, but the eight-county region,” OKI Board President and Butler County Commissioner T.C. Rogers said in a press release. “Today’s awards make possible needed efficiency improvements in our transportation network, while also lessening our environmental impact and enhancing quality of life.”

The funds came from the Ohio portion of the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program.

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