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Ohio Bikeways Long-Term Alerts, Closures, Etc.


Northeast Ohio

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Towpath Section Closure May 4 - 15

5/5/20

CVNP, OH

Updated on 5/5/20: The trail will not be open during the evening this week, as originally announced.

Towpath Section Closure - 5/1/20

4/23/20

Barberton, OH - The Towpath Trail will be closed from Fairview Avenue south to Robinson Avenue, a distance of 1.2 miles, for approximately 90 days while Ohio Department of Natural Resources works to cap an oil and gas well adjacent to the canal corridor. The Fairview Avenue parking lot will be closed as well.

Please note, this start date has been updated from the previous announcement in March to reflect the revised construction schedule.

Towpath Updates for Summit County

4/20/20

Akron, OH - Due to sewer work being completed by the City of Akron, the trail is rerouted between Memorial Parkway and the Mustill Store Trailhead, just north of downtown. Early projections were that this work should be completed sometime in 2020.

Akron, OH - The Memorial Parkway Trailhead will be closed through mid-2020 due to a City of Akron CSO construction project. The restrooms will be open. A small portion of the Towpath Trail near the trailhead will be detoured around the construction area. Trail users may park at the Dog Park parking lot.

Middle Branch Trail Section Closing

4/15/20

Canton, OH - The trail will be closed between Martindale Rd. and Spangler Ave. for a bridge replacement project from May 1 to Oct, 31, 2020.

Metroparks Closes Roads to Create Space for Park Users

4/2/20

Cuyahoga County, OH

Trailside Playgrounds Close

3/26/20

Knox County, OH

Cleveland Metroparks Closures/Cancelations

3/25/20

Cuyahoga County, OH - "...All guests should follow [these] safe practices when visiting the parks..." more

Lorain County Metroparks Closes All Park Restrooms

3/24/20

Lorain County, OH - "As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all Lorain County Metro Parks (LCMP) will extend the closures of all indoor public facilities through April 6, 2020. At this time, all outdoor parks and park trails will remain open to visitors from 8 am to 6 pm, daily. However, all playgrounds and restrooms have been closed until further notice." more

Trailside Observation Tower Closes

3/24/20

Mt. Vernon, OH - Beginning today, March 24th, the Rastin Observation Tower in Mt. Vernon along the Heart of Ohio Trail (Ohio-to-Erie Trail) will be closed until further notice. Ariel Foundation Park, however, is still open.

CVNP Closing Some Restrooms

3/20/20

CVNP, OH

Iron Horse Trail Under Construction

3/19/20

Stark County, OH - The Iron Horse Trail section from State St. to Earley’s Hill Park is under construction with various trail segments and sidewalks in partnership with the City of Alliance, University of Mount Union, and Rodman Public Library. The trail will be completed in 2020.

Towpath Trail Section Closure Feb. 17

3/9/20

Barberton, OH - The Towpath Trail will be closed from Fairview Avenue south to Robinson Avenue, a distance of 1.2 miles, for approximately 90 days while Ohio Department of Natural Resources works to cap an oil/gas well adjacent to the canal corridor.

Towpath Closure Feb 17
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Closure in Summit County in NE Ohio

Towpath Section Reroute Coming in March

2/27/20

Akron, OH - Beginning in early March, the Towpath Trail will be rerouted around the KB BioEnergy plant while the City of Akron performs work associated with its ongoing sewer project. The trail is anticipated to be restored by August 1, 2020.






Southwest Ohio

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Little Miami Trail Maintenance Alerts

4/17/20

Maineville, OH - "Beginning April 27: Five culverts on the trail south of Old 3C Highway need maintenance work, which will require the trail to be closed temporarily on weekdays. The trail will be open on weekends. We anticipate this work will be complete by Memorial Day [May 25th].

Morrow, OH - Beginning April 30: Paving is scheduled for the trail near Morrow. Work should be compete within two weeks, but it is weather dependent.

Great Miami River Trail Section Closure

4/16/20

Dayton, OH - The North Park of Taylorsville MetroPark as well as the section of the Great Miami Recreational Trail between US Route 40 and Old Springfield Road remain closed for a maintenance issue.

Little Miami Trail Construction Updates

4/14/20

Loveland, OH - Scheduled start: April 27, 2020. Around mile marker 37, which is four miles north of Loveland, the Little Miami Scenic Trail on the river side has been slipping down the hill toward the river... The project will move this section of the trail eastward, away from the river. Culverts will be reworked to provide improved drainage in an effort keep the trail stable.

The work will result in temporary closures in limited areas. There will be no closures on weekends. No word yet on an estimated completion date for this project.

5 Rivers MetroParks Limits Public Gatherings Until June 7

Dayton, OH - "Following directives from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Public Health, Montgomery County Health Department and the CDC to limit public gatherings, all Five Rivers MetroParks events, programs, shelter and camping reservations, rentals and volunteer activities are cancelled until at least June 7..." more

Related: MoMBA Trails Now One-Way (scroll down link page to view post).

Columbus Parks Closes Facilities, Trails Still Open

3/31/20

Columbus, OH

Red Bike Shuts Down

3/29/20

Cincinnati, OH - "City officials directed Red Bike, Cincinnati’s bike share program, to shut down temporarily Sunday, according to a Red Bike spokesperson." more

COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

3/26/20

Columbus, OH - "...An update posted to the CoGo website on March 19 laid out new procedures for cleaning bikes and stations, and posts on social media since then have encouraged riders to 'wash your hands immediately after riding public transportation – trains, buses, and bikeshare included'.” more

Franklin County Park/Trail Facilities Notice

3/25/20

Franklin County, OH

Trail Facilities Closed in Miami Valley

3/24/20

SW OH - "...The Miami Valley Trails all remain open to the public through this State of Emergency. THAT SAID, trail users should be advised that most (if not all) restroom facilities located along the trails ARE CLOSED..." more

ODNR Closes Additional Facilities

3/23/20

Columbus, OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced Monday it will be closing campgrounds, cabins, golf courses, restrooms, shower houses, playgrounds and state park marinas at all ODNR properties." more

Playgrounds Close in Springfield, Parks Remain Open

3/23/20

Springfield, OH - "...Parks will remain open, but individuals are encouraged to practice social distancing." more

Depot Coffee House Closes

3/21/20

Urbana, OH

Buckeye Trail Shop Closes

3/17/20

Yellow Springs, OH

Ohio-to-Erie Trail Facility Closures

3/16/20

Columbus, OH

Kettering Suspends Shared Bikes, Scooters

2/14/20

Kettering, OH - "...Law Director Ted Hamer told council the vehicles have disrupted pedestrians and business owners in other cities." more






Northwest Ohio

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Johnny Appleseed Park District Remains Open

4/14/20

Lima, OH - "Even during Ohio's stay at home order, the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District is doing a lot on social media to keep people engaged." more

Cannonball Trail South Fork Paving to Begin April 1

3/22/20

Henry County: Colton, OH

The project has a completion date of August 31, 2020. No trail access during construction as the trail section will be closed.

Cannonball North Fork Trail-Paving Contract Awarded

1/15/20

Fulton County, OH - "...Metroparks Toledo Board of Park Commissioners awarded a $2.2 million contract to Expercon LLC of Toledo to pave the trail’s North Fork between State Rte. 109 near Delta and the Lucas-Fulton county line by Aug. 31...

The new pavement will be 12 feet wide, like other parts of the "[Wabash Cannonball] trail. Besides providing a smoother surface for bicyclists and hikers, the project will provide a paved section of the 46-mile North Fork in Fulton County." more






Southeast Ohio

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Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Guidelines

4/7/20

Athens County, OH

Licking Park District - COVID-19 Notice

4/3/20

Licking County, OH



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