MOUNT VERNON — What would it be like to one day be able to walk or ride a bicycle on a path all the way between Cleveland and Cincinnati? This may soon be a reality, thanks in part to completing bike path connections here in Mount Vernon as part of the Ohio To Erie Trail project.
Mount Vernon City Council recently approved a project that will rehabilitate two bridges south of downtown which will help connect people riding or walking on the Kokosing Gap Trail and the Heart of Ohio Trail.
The City of Mount Vernon had received a grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation to rehab two train trestles which will both be used as connection points in moving bikers along the trail through town. Specific plans within the project had changed at times, and use of the grant money had to be somewhat reconfigured. Certain lots of property still need to be acquired by the city in order to complete construction plans for the trail.
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