Sylvania River Trail opens Tuesday

Mayor Craig Stough joined by Council members Sandy Husman, Katie Cappellini, Doug Haynam, Mark Luetke and Mike Brown broke ground on the trail project in October of 2011.
Mayor Craig Stough joined by Council members Sandy Husman, Katie Cappellini, Doug Haynam, Mark Luetke and Mike Brown broke ground on the trail project in October of 2011.

SYLVANIA, OH (TOLEDO NEWS NOW) - Mayor Craig Stough and City Council will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to open the Sylvania River Trail.

This section of the trail runs from Harroun Road on the east to Main Street in Downtown on the west and includes a section following the north branch of 10 Mile Creek to Monroe Street.

It cost $1.3 million to build. The city received $688,000 in grants to help cover that cost. The grants were as follows:

Clean Ohio Trails Fund: $430,000

Nature Works: $ 57,967

ODNR Capital Improvements Grant: $200,000

The ribbon cutting will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the north side of the new bridge crossing 10 Mile Creek. It's located behind 6465 Monroe Street (Estate Jewelers/Marco's Pizza).

The length of the total trail will be 1.5 miles when it is completed. It will run from east of US-23 under the expressway to Harroun Road. It will then continue from Main Street out to Silica Drive following 10 Mile Creek.

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