NEW PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Route 62 was reopened to traffic Wednesday afternoon.

It was closed April 1, near the Knox County line for construction of a pedestrian/bike tunnel under the roadway as part of the Holmes County Trail Project, Phase 5.

This phase of the trail project connects the Knox County Mohican Valley Trail to Holmes County Road 10 on the Holmes County Trail in Brinkhaven.

About 1,000 feet of a shared-use trail, including a 260-foot lighted tunnel under U.S. 62, was constructed. ODOT’s contractor for this $547,237 project was Page Excavating Inc., from Lucas.



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