Ohio River Trail: Collins to Corbin

Ohio River Trail: Collins Avenue To Corbin Street

Background

Once completed, the Ohio River Trail will span 23 miles along the north bank of the Ohio River from Coney Island through Downtown to Sayler Park. The trail will enhance quality of life, increase mobility and recreational opportunities, and support economic development. The trail will connect our neighborhoods to Downtown and the world-class Cincinnati Riverfront Park. It will also complete the connection from Downtown to the Little Miami Scenic Trail that will eventually extend to Lake Erie.

Several segments of the trail have already been completed:

  • 0.6 miles through T.M. Berry International Friendship Park
  • 1.9 miles from Corbin Street to the Lunken Airport Trail
  • 1.3 miles that are part of the Lunken Airport Trail
  • .76 miles connecting the Lunken Airport Trail to Salem Rd.

Current Status

Several conceptual design options were developed for the Collins Avenue to Corbin Street segment of trail. These designs were shared with the public during the spring of 2011.

Based on both further analysis and the feedback received during the public input period, a preliminary alignment was selected. The alignment was presented to the public at an open house in November 2011. The project team reviewed the input that was received at the November 2011 open house, and incorporated the feedback into the remainder of the design process where possible. Final drawings are now complete.

Preliminary Alignment

A 15-foot wide shared-use path would be constructed primarily on or at the top of the bank of the Ohio River except in areas where physical constraints and/or right-of-way availability prohibit construction.

Next Steps

The City has applied for grant funding for construction. If awarded, construction would begin in 2018.