Bike Path program begins

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PIQUA — The Commercial Street Bikepath Connections Project began Tuesday, June 20. This project includes the construction of short segments of the multi-use trails to connect the existing trail facilities to the existing street improvements behind the Power Plant and the PATH west of Roosevelt Avenue.

The project will also make the necessary improvements along the street corridors to designate the bike route and enhance the pedestrian pathways, as well as the realignment of the intersection at Garnsey/Roosevelt/College.

Traffic will be maintained throughout the project with the exception of a complete closure of the Garnsey/Roosevelt/College intersection during a portion of the project for the reconstruction of this intersection.

The anticipated project completion is the end of September.

The contract was awarded to R.B. Jergens Contractors Inc. of Vandalia, at an estimated cost of $643,000.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone area.

All work is weather permitting.

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