SYRACUSE — The Village of Syracuse has been awarded a grant for the construction of a bikepath/pedistrian walkway in the village.
Syracuse Mayor Eric Cunningham was recently notified that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has awarded the Village of Syracuse $125,523 for the project.
According to Grants Administrator Fred Hoffman, the walkway will be seven foot wide and constructed of asphalt. The project would begin at the entrance to the Syracuse Municipal Park (Bridgeman Street) and follow Ohio 124 for approximately seven-tenths of a mile to the plaza area where the bank, post office and convenience store are located. This portion of the project will all be located on the state highway right-of-way.
The project will also include a walkway around the Municipal Park and join into the walkway along Ohio 124. The total length of the project will be approximately 1.2 miles.
The project was also awarded $35,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds by the Meigs County Commissioners.
The Village of Syracuse is responsible for the engineering and design costs. Construction of the project will begin in July 2013 and should be completed soon thereafter.
Hoffman stated that ODOT District 10 had been very active in support of the project and especially Debra Fought, Planning and Engineering Administrator of District 10.