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.
“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.