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Reconstruction Coming For Hike-Bike Trail

Bill Rinehart

Construction will close part of the Lunken Airport Loop Trail for much of the summer.  The stretch along Wilmer Avenue will be rebuilt with a 12-foot wide concrete pathway with two-foot shoulders on each side and a raised curb to separate the trail from motor vehicle traffic on Wilmer.

The 1.25 mile long portion of the trail will be closed from May 20 to about August 21, according to a release from the City of Cincinnati.  The rest of the trail will remain open.

The trail will be replaced in sections to avoid disruption to the businesses at Lunken Airport that have entrances from Wilmer Avenue.

A federal grant will pay for 80 percent of the $937,000 project.

Bill Rinehart started his radio career as a disc jockey in 1990. In 1994, he made the jump into journalism and has been reporting and delivering news on the radio ever since.